Patna Conversation

The Thumb Print Conversations, an initiative of will now travel to the historic city of Patna, the capital of Bihar. Patna once called Pataliputra the capital of Bihar, is among the world’s oldest capital cities with unbroken history of many centuries as imperial metropolis. A very fertile arched stretch of land along the bank of the Ganga. The history and heritage of modern day Patna go back well over two millennia.  The conversation is being held in collaboration with the Bihar chapter of South Asia Women in Media (SAWM).


Nivedita Jha, moderator of the Conversation in Patna

Eminent denizens of the city will converse on the topic “Media in a patriarchal society”.


The conversation will be moderated by senior journalist Nivedita Jha. Nivedita Jha is the President of the Bihar chapter of SAWM. She has been a journalist for the last 26 years and has recently published a book of poems in Hindi. She writes for reporter for several Hindi magazines and newspapers including Outlook Hindi, Nai Duniya, Rashtriya Sahara. She also also bagged the Laadli Media Award for gender sensitivity 2010-2011 for best news report (print, Hindi) conferred by Laadli (A girl child campaign by Population First in collaboration with UNFPA). Jha has been awarded two fellowships, prior to her selection as a fellow of Akshaya Patra – OneWorld Media Fellowships on Hunger–2012. She also teaches at the department of Journalism and Mass Communication in Patna University, Bihar.


The ice-breaker for the conversation will be Sanjiv Chandan, Editor of Streekaal magazine.


Date: September 25, 2014


Time: 5 pm


Venue: House No 16, Near Ruban Medical Hospital, Pataliputra, Bihar