The Awakening of Indian Women is an account of the Indian feminist movement in the early decades of the twentieth century. The book, inspired by Marxist feminism, was written in the 1930s by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and other activists and has recently been republished. The book launch was filmed and can now be viewed here
In the film renowned experts discuss the role of Indian women in the fight against colonialism, empire and the international struggle for women’s rights.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (3 April 1903–29 October 1988) was an artist, activist and a central figure in the inter-war Indian feminist movement. A twentieth-century Indian feminist icon, after independence she is celebrated for leading the revival of Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and theatre after independence.