Achievements and Struggles of Women Scientists in India

Journal of Scientometric Research,2018,7,3,229-230.
Published:December 2018
Type:Book Review
Author(s) affiliations:

Anasua Mukherjee Das

BRICSLICS, New Delhi – 110067, INDIA.


Recently the Google Arts and Culture portal added an online collection titled “Women Scientists of India”[1] to pay tribute to seventeen women Fellows of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc) who have passed away. While this collection was obtained from the IASc publication “Lilavati’s Daughters”,[2] another publication comes to our mind depicting the lives and achievements of Indian women scientists, namely, “Scientifically Yours: Selected Indian Women Scientists”.[3] In “Lilavati’s Daughters” the women scientists presented their memoirs and narrated how did they overcome socio-cultural barriers to pursue their scientific or academic career. The western education they received during their schooling and graduate studies led to a definite career pathway, which was a rarity during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Read more.....


Achievements and Struggles of Women Scientists in India

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Das AMukherjee. Achievements and Struggles of Women Scientists in India. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2018;7(3):229-230. doi:DOI: 10.5530/jscires.7.3.37.