Mandira Sen has worked in publishing for over forty-five years. She has been an editor of social science and general books and had worked in publishing in the USA, UK, and in Kolkata. STREE(1990) and SAMYA (1996), were founded jointly by Popular Prakashan of Mumbai, a distinguished publisher of social sciences and Marathi literature, and her. STREE has been one of the pioneers in Women’s Studies, and SAMYA (on culture, dissent, social change and the writings of Dalits) that has been the first to focus on caste and also publish Dalit writings. Since August 2015, a new partnership was founded with Sage to publish a select list of cutting edge social science under SAGE-STREE and SAGE-SAMYA, and about a dozen books have been published together.