Author: Rami ChhabraPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2012Language: EnglishPages: 469ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123765976
The Nehruvian-era' of post-Independence India roused unprecedented hopes and expectations in the country, particularly among the educated classes. Growing up during those atmospheric years and starting out professionally in the historic fifties and sixties. Rami Chhabra carved a niche for herself as a pioneering 'woman' journalist. The book, presented as her 'professional memoir', takes us deep into a positive life perspective turning into a complex web of disappointments, bewilderments—and committed battles—as the times changed, particularly in the last two decades of globalization. Fascinating and passionately narrated, with minute details of events throwing light on the struggle for women's equality and public service communication space, in particular the intersection with sexuality, the book offers a rare insight into 'other' sides of nation-building.
ContentsAcknowledgementsPrefacePart-I: Forging Ahead1. Breaking Barriers2. Mid-Sixties3. Woman About Town4. 1975: International Women’s Year5. From Mexico to Vietnam6. Historic Journey by Road7. The Emergency Era8. Carving Feminist Space9. Population Issues to the Fore10. China in the Early Eighties11. The Eighties Decade12. Joining Government13. Some SuccessesPart-II: Against the Tide14. A Slew of International Consultancies15. Initial Inroads of Globalization16. Being Sought After17. Shedding the Rip Van Winkle Effect18. Sexuality Issues Thrust to the Fore19. Another Type of Politics Seizes Doordarshan20. Subversive Jargon, Societal Subversion21. Travel Across the Subcontinent22. NACP-II Engineers a Paradigm Shift23. With the Independent Commission on Health24. Taking the Battle to West Bengal25. Continuing the Battles26. Batting for Women’s Political Representation27. Political Orientation Immaterial28. NACP-III’S Clearance29. A Hard Day’s Night!