Sumita Ghose is the founder and managing director of Rangsutra, a social enterprise which works for socio economic development in rural India by engaging both: the community and the market.

Rangsutra is owned by over two thousand artisans- most of whom are rural women. Rangsutra provides design, marketing, technical and organizational support needed to make crafts and allied rural industries into viable enterprises, so that they provide regular village based employment to rural artisans.

Prior to setting up Rangsutra in 2006, Sumita lived and worked in different parts of rural India, primarily in Western Rajasthan with the URMUL Trust in Loonkaransar Bikaner, for over 10 years working with rural communities for social change and economic development.

Sumita has a Masters degree in Economics and in Conflict Transformation. She is a recipient of several fellowships, and awards, the latest being the Nari Shakti Puraskar, awarded by the President of India, on 8th March 2016.

She is a Yoga practitioner and a certified Yoga teacher.

This profile was last updated June 5, 2021