Gayatri Chatterjee is a film scholar based in Pune. She has taught and lectured widely in India, the USA and Europe. She is an external faculty at the Film & Television Institute of India. Her book 'Awara' (reissued by Penguin in 2003) won the President’s Gold medal (swarna-kamal) for the best book on cinema in 1992.
Her book 'Mother India' (2002) belongs to the BFI film classics series of the British Film Institute. Gayatri's articles have featured in several edited volumes published nationally and internationally.