Seventeen women, who have done trail-blazing work in India’s social and education sectors, have been awarded the prestigious Baya Karve Puraskar by Maharshi Karve Stree-Shikshan Sanstha, Pune, so far. This book profiles them all. But this is not a mere compilation of eulogies.
What shaped these trail-blazers? Where did their inspiration come from? What precisely did they accomplish? How scalable is their work? What are the limitations? What were the highs and the lows as they traversed the path?
This book is an honest attempt to make a dispassionate, objective assessment of the awardees’ stupendous contributions. It will not only appeal to the general reader, but will also serve as an important document and a guide to all those who want to embark on a similar journey in the fields of social reforms and education.
The Marathi version of this book, titled ‘Kartya Karavitya’, was conferred with Maharashtra government’s ‘Best edited book’ award in 2012.