As India celebrates 75 years of independence, this resource book profiles 75 Indian women scientists showcasing their professional journey and contribution to Indian Science. It also provides a historical perspective on women’s education in pre-independence years and a narrative on lives of pioneers who overcame several challenges in pursuit of their passion for science.
The special volume is brought out on occasion of 75 years of India’s independence. It presents the lived experience of 125 women pioneers in various fields, including academics, researchers, administrators, policymakers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Women from diverse disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, earth sciences, medicine, information technology, etc. are represented in the compendium.
The book presents anecdotal references to experiences of Indian women achievers in different field of science. Notably, it highlights the complexities of professional lives and difficult choices women have to make. It presents stories nonlinear progression, perseverance and resilience in the face of adversities.
In celebration of India's 75th year of Independence, the volume honours 76 women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) domains, celebrating gender, leadership, and contribution to sustainable development
The book aims to make women in the fields of STEAM more visible, celebrate their significant contributions, and acknowledge their journeys which are often fraught with challenges that are gendered.
This is an initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industries. It recognize and celebrate Women in STEM, who bring a unique vision and contribute to the advancement of their fields of specialization. It also aims to recrognize the contribution of women leaders who are making a difference and encouraging and mentoring other women in STEM.
The book emerged from a photo exhibition on Women Scientists in India organized jointly by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India India International Centre. It is a collection of bioprofiles of women scientists who have made outstanding contribution and played an important role in scientific growth of the country.
The book provides life sketch of 175 pioneering women scientists who were either born or worked in India. the author engages with history of science to highlight the role and contribution of these women in progress of science in India.
This book is an initiative under the Science and Society programme of DST. Focused on young readers, it introduces them to the lives and work of pioneering women scientists in the earlier
decades as well as contemporary women scientists.
The book presents biographical essays of 100 women scientists in India from a range of disciplines. It reflects on the trials, tribulations faced by these women as scientists. It also highlights the support system that helped them excel in their fields
The title of the book "is drawn from The Lilavati, a twelfth century treatise in which the mathematician Bhaskaracharya addresses a number of problems to his daughter, Lilavati. Although legend has it that Lilavati never married, her intellectual legacy lives on in the form of her daughters - the women scientists of India".
What makes a successful career in science possible for a woman? Many answers to this question can be found somewhere in the essays written by Lilavati's Daughters. The book is directed towards the reading public. A young student with research ambitions will find this an important collection where she or he can learn firsthand of women who functioned and achieved their goals in the Indian social and academic environment. Others will also find the essays to be of value and interest for what they say. And as is often the case, also for what they do not say..."
This Anthology of essays highlight the status of women engaged in science and their advancement during various historical epochs. Pioneers in different fields of science have been documented. Anecdotal accounts are used to depict how women faced challenges and negotiated opportunities of progression in the field.