The pages of Indian history are illumined by the lives of saintly men and women radiating their brilliance from different spheres of action. And these pages cover millennia. The present book is an abridgment of the title ‘Great Women of India’ and provides in a brief compass an account of the exemplary women of character, piety and renunciation who have ennobled the sacred land ‘Bharat’. Short notes are presented on the lives of extraordinary women in Vedic times, in Ramayana and Mahabharata, in Buddhism and Jainism, in Middles Ages all across India, and to the present age culminating in a brief life sketch of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, the divine consort of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
Eminent Indian Women