ISBN 9788129131201,Breaking News : A Woman in a Mans World

Breaking News : A Woman in a Mans World


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788129131201

ISBN-10 812913120X


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

History & Politics

Breaking News: A Woman in a Mans World chronicles Kamla Mankekars experiences as one of the first women journalists in India. Engagingly written, Breaking News vividly portrays the struggles of a woman in a primarily male-dominated profession while recording the cultural and social changes that marked the pivotal decades of Indias history. The book depicts the hopeful years of a newly-born nation, the despair and resilience of those who came to India as refugees after Partition, the cultural ferment of the 1950s and 1960s, the political turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s and the social transformations of the present moment. It offers readers a splendid view of the momentous events that have led to the present.

In recounting anecdotes of her encounters with newspaper editors and proprietors, refugees and social activists, actors, playwrights, musicians and poets, industrialists, politicians and ordinary people, the author creates sparkling portraits of the people who have shaped modern India.