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Amartya Talukdar is Masters in Mechanical Engineering from The Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He is a blogger and a men's rights activist.[1]

Amartya Talukdar



Talukdar is an award-winning blogger. He won The Times of India award for the most engaging blog at The Apeejay Kolkata Literature Festival.[2][3] A men's rights activist, his blog advocates altering "lopsided" laws on alimony, dowry and marriage.[4]


He is the founder member of HRIDAYA, a Men's Right Organization that has spearheaded men's rights movement in West Bengal, a province in India.[5]

HRIDAYA-a nest of family harmony operates under the umbrella of Save Indian Family.[6] It lobbies against gender-biased laws that affect men. HRIDAYA has also called for setting up of a separate ministry for Men's welfare.[7] The NGO also provides help and support to distressed men and their families.[8] It runs a workshop called Hope for Men to coach distressed men to cope with their lives.[9]

Amartya Talukdar has organised many street protests against gender-biased laws.[10][11] He has spoken on men's rights at various places, including the Commerce Fest of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata[12][13] and TEDxBESC.[14][15]


  • Talukdar, Amartya (2014). MEN’S RIGHT MOVEMENT IN BENGAL. ISBN 9789351379621.


  1. ^ "TEDxBESC". TED. TED Conferences, LLC. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Mazumdar, Jaideep (Jan 17, 2015). "Want to be a blogger? Experts tell you how". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Great Indian Bloggers' Meet". Kolkata Bloggers. Kolkata Bloggers. January 18, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  4. ^ The Times of India (Kolkata) (March 7, 2015). "WEEKEND FOCUS - A Few Good BLOGGERS". The Times Group. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  5. ^ TNN (August 30, 2015). "On Rakhi, a unique gender twist". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Nevatia, Shreevatsa (December 12, 2014). "An SOS for men". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Now, a demand for a 'Ministry of Men's Welfare". India Today. November 17, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "Men's helpline gets 25,000 calls over four months in Kolkata". The Times of India. Sep 17, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  9. ^ Chatterjee, Avijit (May 24, 2016). "When men are victims". The Telegraph. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Loiwal, Manogya (February 16, 2014). "Men wear sarees in Kolkata to protest against Marital Amendment Bill". India Today. Living Media India Limited. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "Protest against Marriage Bill". The Statesman. Aug 26, 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-10-23.
  12. ^ Dasgupta, Krishnasish (March 8, 2016). "Matters of commerce". The Statesman. The Statesman Limited. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "Xavier's Commerce Society learns how 2+2 = 5 on life's pitch". The Telegraph. The Telegraph. April 20, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  14. ^ "TEDX BESC". BESC. The Bhawanipore Education Society College. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  15. ^ "Watch the talk". The Telegraph. The Telegraph. July 18, 2016. Retrieved May 8, 2017.