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Memories of a Rolling Stone

Vina Mazumdar

Published 2010
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181 pages
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The endearing, witty, self-depreciating memoir documents the life of one of the leading figures of the contemporary Indian womens movement. Vina Mazumdar, one of the key researchers and writers of the landmark report of the Committee on Status ofMoreThe endearing, witty, self-depreciating memoir documents the life of one of the leading figures of the contemporary Indian womens movement. Vina Mazumdar, one of the key researchers and writers of the landmark report of the Committee on Status of Women in India, Towards Equality, here documents her early life, her gradual politicization in a household of liberal, educated Bengalis, and her involvement in womens issues and the womens movement. Brought up to be outspoken and frank, Vinadi, as she is affectionately known, began by becoming involved in university -led politics in Calcutta. Marriage and a young family did not prevent her from pursuing her studies and her career, in the teeth of considerable opposition from relatives but with constant support from her mother. On her return to India from Oxford, Vinadi first moved into the field of education, and then, with her involvement in the research and writing of Towards Equality, was catapulted into the womens movement. An activist and institution builder, Vinadi set up the Center for Womens Development Studies in Delhi, one of the leading research and outreach institutions for women in the country. In this rare memoir, Vinadi provides a rich history of the contemporary womens movement in India.