Shalu Nigam is an advocate, researcher and an activist working at the intersection of gender, law, governance and human rights issues. She has been awarded a Senior fellowship by the ICSSR, New Delhi and is connected to several organizations such as PUCL, CWDS, Indian Social Institute, Delhi among others. She has published several articles and books. Recent one is Women and Domestic Violence in India: A Quest for Justice. She is a co-author of The Founding Mothers: 15 Women Architects of Indian Constitution.