Women in Lok Sabha

Despite seat reservations and quotas, these numbers have only creeped up little in the last few decades. In most cases, the seats reserved for women are contested by female family members of existing (male) politicians. Only seats where more women are elected without any family ties are seats reserved for SC/ST.

Women in Lok Sabha

Ayyalasomayajula Lalitha Rao – The Electric Flame

In a time when widows were to shave their heads and were banished from society or burned at the pyre of their husband, one of them decided to study further. This is the story of how a young single mother joined a college for men and made history by becoming one of the first female engineers of India.

Cover Art by @at_rv

A Lalitha - The Electric Flame