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C. S. Lakshmi Independent researcher in Women’s Studies

Dr C. S. Lakshmi has been an independent researcher in Women’s Studies for the last 35 years. She has a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and has worked as a Research Officer in the Indian Council of Historical Research and has also been a college lecturer in Delhi for two years. She received the Ford Foundation Fellowship to work on a project entitled Illustrated Social History of Women in Tamil Nadu in 1981 and in 1992 she received the Homi Bhabha Fellowship to do a project on women musicians, dancers and painters. This research work has been brought out in two volumes by Kali for Women. She is also a renowned author of Tamil literary fiction under the pseudonym Ambai.