Kamala Devi Chattopadhyaya : Role for Womens Welfare

S.R. Bakshi, Om, 2000, 253 p, ISBN : 8186867341, $30.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Kamala Devi Chattopadhyaya : Role for Womens Welfare/S.R. Bakshi

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.”

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