Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA)
is a non-governmental organization (NGO) thatmobilized tribal people, adivasis, farmers, environmentalists and human rights activists againstthe Sardar Sarovar Dam being built across the Narmada River, Gujarat, India.Their mode of campaign includes hunger strikes and garnering support from noted film andart personalities. Narmada Bachao Andolan, together with its leading spokespersons MedhaPatkar and Baba Amte were the 1991recipient of the Right Livelihood Award.
was born in Mumbai, India to Indu and Vasant Khanolkar, a trade unionleader and freedom fighter. She was raised by politically and socially active parents. Her father actively fought in the Indian Independence Movement. Her mother was a member of Swadar, anorganization setup to help and assist women suffering difficult circumstances arising out of financial, educational, and health related problems. Her parents' activism played a role in shapingher philosophical views. She did her
M.A. in Social Work from Tata Institute of SocialSciences (TISS).