Author and women's activist icon Kamla Bhasin, 75, died today at 3am, subsequent to being diagnosed to have cancer a couple of months prior.
The news was shared by activist Kavita Srivastava on Twitter. "Kamla Bhasin, our dear companion, died around 3am today 25th Sept. This is a major hindrance for the women's development in India and the South Asian region. She commended life whatever the hardship. Kamla you will always be in live in our hearts. In Sisterhood, which is in profound sorrow," she wrote.
Born on April 24, 1946, Kamla Bhasin's work concentrated on gender, education and human developments. She is most popular for her work with Sangat-A Feminist Network and her sonnet 'Kyunki mai ladki hoon, mujhe padhna hai'. Her books and booklets have been converted into nearly 30 dialects. A portion of her other significant works incorporate Borders and Boundaries: Women in India's Partition, Understanding Gender, and What Is Patriarchy?
Bhasin unequivocally dismissed the thought that feminism is a Western idea; Indian women's liberation had its own arrangement of struggles, she accepted. She kept up with that feminism was all the more a fight between ideologies as opposed to people.
On her death, Prashant Bhushan tweeted, "Kamla Bhasin was a women's rights activist, yet additionally a philanthropist who set up and supported setting with increasing many fine public Interest foundations like Jagori in HP (Himachal Pradesh) and School for Democracy in Rajasthan. She will be remembered fondly by many. May her soul find happiness in the hereafter."
Kamla Bhasin was a women's rights activist, yet additionally a humanitarian who set up and assisted setting with increasing many fine public Interest foundations like Jagori in HP and School for majority rule government in Rajasthan. She will be remembered fondly by many. May her soul find happiness in the hereafter
This is what other Twitter users wrote in grief:
The conclusion of a significant era. The women's activist development in India will perpetually be obliged to Kamla Bhasin for her amazingly rich work in the development. I have learned very much from this powerhouse of a leader. Rest in power.
Pooja Priyamvada (She/Her)
#KamlaBhasin, educator, mentor and presently grandteacher and grandmentor to our future, will miss your music, your verse, your resilience and most the strength that you implanted in the entirety of our women's activist work.
The lil one remembers you today and forever, your legacy will live on.
Rest in Peace, dear Kamla Bhasin 🌸