My Reminiscences

Social Development During Gandhian Era And After

Renuka Ray

9788185604787

Stree, Kolkata, 2005

271 pages

Price INR 350.00
Book Club Price INR 263.00
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In Writing About Her Life And Work, Ray Provides An Insider'S View Of The Momentous History Of India, Encompassing The Growth And Consolidation Of The Nationalist Movement, To Partition And Independence, And The Equally Compelling Post-Independence Period. An Early Graduate Of The Lse And A Lifelong Gandhian, Ray, Born To Great Privilege, Brings A Perspective That Reflects Both Formative Experiences. A Member Of The Constituent Assembly That Drafted The Indian Constitution And Later A Minister In The West Bengal Government For Rehabilitation And Relief (1953-57), Ray Saw The Workings Of A Fledgling Democracy, The Rise Of Party Machines And Corruption And Later Gave Up Politics For Social Activism.

Renuka Ray

Renuka Ray became a Gandhian and a nationalist at sixteen when she met Mahatma Gandhi at the house of her uncle, Chittaranjan Das, in Calcutta. Aside from her political career, she was a well-known pioneering social worker, and a former president of the All India Women's Conference.