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A Woman's Wheel of Life

A Woman's Wheel of Life

A Woman's Wheel of Life

Narratives of strength, grace & dignity

  • By: Alexandra Sanchez Gavito

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ISBN: 9788176499385

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2004

Pages: 192

Size: 140 x 216 mm

Publisher: Viva Books Originals

Sales Territory: Worldwide



This book is a portrait of modern day India through the eyes of Alexandra Sanchez Gavito, a foreigner who came to the country two years ago as the wife of Julio Faesler Carlisle, the Mexican Ambassador to India. She is deeply interested in gender issues but, unfortunately, in India and abroad, feminists tend to focus mainly on its most dramatic aspects. Very little is said about what women have had to endure in male societies, which usually categorize them as a specific sub caste. Forever focusing on their trials and tribulations, however, we tend to ignore their endeavours that have transformed many to archetypes of strength, courage and creativity. Their deeds and achievements constitute a legacy for future generations. 

The author takes us by the hand on her personal "discovery" of the Indian woman as Shakti, the everlasting female energy, without which the world cannot find due order and balance.

Target Audience:

General public.


Foreword • Prologue • Renoo Nirula • Amrita Pritam • Kamala Das • Arpana Caur • Asha Bhonsle • Mrinalini Sarabhai & Mallika Sarabhai • Ela Bhatt • The Windows of Aamar Bari • Simone Tata • Zohra Sehgal • Shanti Hiranand • Shubha Mudgal • Children of Shakti • Geeti Sen • Sonal Mansingh & Shirin Paul • Nandita Das • Rani Jethmalani • Meenakshi Gopinath • Kiran Bedi • Naina Lal Kidwai • Ritu Kumar • Payal Kohli • Brinda Karat • Sharmila Tagore • Anjolie Ela Menon • Manju Kapoor • Margaret Alva • Prema Purao • Arpita Singh



About the Author:

Alexandra Sanchez Gavito has a BA in Psychology, a Master's Degree, Magna Cum Laudae, in Latin American Studies form the University of the Americas (Mexico City) and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City).  Before coming to India Sanchez Gavito was a University Professor at the Universidad de Las Americas and Universidad Iberoamericana, teaching Mexico-US Relations, Latin American History, Mexican History and Mexican Foreign Policy. She has had a distinguished career in the Mexican Government and she has actively participated in national civic movements, which led to a wide range of electoral reforms and consequently the inauguration of a new political era in the country. Sanchez Gavito has also been involved in projects related to women's empowerment through sustainable development.  She is a founding member of several NGOs as well as cultural organizations concerned with the preservation of Mexico's cultural Heritage. 


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