A renowned Indian Feminist and publisher, she was the co-founder of Kali for Women, India’s first exclusively feminist publishing house. In 2003,following the closure of Kali for Women she founded Zubaan books. Apart from several newspaper articles and op-ed pieces dealing with feminist issues, Butalia has authored and co-authored over seven books. Of books authored by her “The Other Side of Silence” (1998) is being used a text in some Indian universities. The book deals with more than seventy interviews Butalia conducted with survivors of the partition and emphasizes the role of violence against women in the collective evidence of the tragedy.