Rashmi Saksena is the author of She Goes to War: Women Militants of India (2018). She is veteran journalist and a pioneer amongst women newspersons in India. She joined the Hindustan Times (Delhi) in 1971, and from being the first crime reporter, she moved on to cover politics, foreign affairs and gender issues. She has covered surrender of dacoits, elections, insurgencies and international events. She has reported for the Telegraph from Sri Lanka and worked in the Delhi bureau of Sunday, Sunday Mail and The Week. Currently, she is the Consulting Editor of The Hitavada.