Overview for India: 50 Years of Independence: 1947-97 (Volume 26)
Indian Women have marched a long way off from the days of the freedom struggle when they stepped out of their homes with national flags in their hands, following national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi. Now, fifty years after the achievement of freedom, it is time to look back and summarise to ourselves what exactly has been the progress in the lives of Indian women. This book is an attempt at a kind of documentation of achievements as well as an assessment of the path traveled so far and also an attempt at identifying some existing lacunae and finding out solutions for them. It is however, not exhaustive in its scope, it is representative.
Yashoda Bhat (Author)
Yashoda Bhat served as a Reader in English, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. She has published two collection of poems and published a book on Aldous Huxley and George Orwell and has translated into English the late Prof. V.K. Gokak's Kannada novel Samarasave Jeevana. In addition, she has adited two books viz., The Image of Indian Woman in Indian Literature (1993), Beyond the Threshold: Indian Women on the Move (1995). After her retirement, she has settled down at Dharwad, Karnataka and continues with her literary pursuits.