Contents: Preface. 1. Early career. 2. Eminent women. 3. Personal reminiscences. 4. In freedom struggle. 5. A many splendoured life. Index.
“Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya was born in 1903 in a wealthy Saraswat family of South Karnataka. She had her education at a Catholic Convent and St. Mary’s College, Mangalore, and later at Bedford College and London School of Economics.
“She was a front rank leader in women’s movement in India. She has played great role in the growth of All India women’s conference. She was a member of the All India Congress Committee, and also of the working committee, organising secretary, president and vice-president. All India Women’s Conference, President, Indian cooperative union; and chairman, All India Handicrafts Board, chairman, All India Design Centre and vice-president, World Crafts Council.
“Amongst the galaxy of Indian women who participated in the long-drawn political struggle against colonial rule, the contribution by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya is indeed unique in the annals of our history. She was a Gandhian, a reformer, an orator and an author who always cherished for upliftment of the socio-economic standard of women.”