India Feminist icon Kamla Bhasin passes away after prolonged battle...

Feminist icon Kamla Bhasin passes away after prolonged battle with cancer

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Famous women’s rights activist, poet and author Kamla Bhasin passed away on Saturday. She was 75.

Activist Kavita Srivastava tweeted about her demise at around 3 am.

She was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago.

Bhasin was a prominent feminist in India and other South Asian countries.

Bhasin was born on April 24, 1946 in the district of Mandi Bahauddin, which is now in Pakistan, according to Dawn. After Partition, her family shifted to Rajasthan, India.

She graduated in Rajasthan and later studied sociology at the University of Münster in West Germany.

She worked with Udaipur-based NGO Seva Mandir, which works on rural development and women’s empowerment.

In 2002, she founded the South Asian feminist network Sangat, which works with underprivileged women from rural and tribal communities, The Indian Express reported.

Bhasin wrote several books on gender norms, including What is Patriarchy, published in 1993. In 2020, she wrote the books Satrangi Ladke and Satrangi Ladkiyan, according to The Indian Express.

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