SPEAKERS

Mahila Manch
Stand-up Comedy

Mahila Manch is a women's stand-up comedy collective based in Ahmedabad, India founded by Shefali Pandy and Preeti Das. The collective has gained popularity for engaging with contemporary issues in politics, gender, caste, identity and religion. Many of their gigs revolve around gender issues such as sexual pleasure, body shaming and the #Me-too movement. Originally started as small café performances, Mahila Manch shows have gained pan India support since 2017. The collective has also been featured in Indian Women Blog, eShe, Scroll, Provoke, and India Today. They have been invited to perform at the One Billion Rising event in Delhi, the Gujarat Literature Festival, and Matrubhumi International Festival of Letters.