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Author: Radha Kumar
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185107769
A thematic history of the women's movement in India both before and after independence, this book covers the period from nineteenth century to the present day. It looks at how women's issues were raised, initially by men and as part of the movements for social reform, and then with the involvement of women in the nationalist movement, by women themselves.
The History of Doing does a wonderful job of introducing readers to the variety and depth of Indian women's movements. It is a must-have book for ... who want to learn more about India's complete history. INDIA CURRENT MAGZINE
Her nook ... provides a fascinating historical survey and splendid illustrations, with a number of intriguing nuggfests. It also offers a strong counterblast to the hostile claim that feminism in India is an irrelevant import from the West.... THE INDEPENDENT
...a book to buy and keep... INDIAN REVIEW OF BOOKS