Feminist pioneer of India who was the director of the Centre for Women's Development Studies in Delhi.
She was on the Ashutosh College Girls Students Union at Asutosh College, the University of Calcutta.
She was Secretary of the first Committee on the Status of Women in India, whose report, Towards Equality, highlighted the poverty of women in India.
She married musician Shankar Mazumdar in 1952.
She and author Marina Warner are both feminists who attended Oxford University.