Brinda Karat belongs to the All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), the largest women’s organisation in India, with 8 million members. She was its General Secretary from 1993 to 2004 and its most well-known spokesperson. Brinda Karat is a member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
She has also served a term as Rajya Sabha member as representative of her Party, during the course of which she was member of some important parliamentary committees.
In addition to campaigns on women’s issues she has been very involved with matters of food security, public distribution system (PDS), and various bills introduced in the Indian Parliament on public welfare. Some of her recent writings on these have been brought together in a book Food Matters.
Notes from Indian Women's Struggles
Pub. April 2005, xx+294 pages pages, Demy 8vo
ISBN: 81-88789-37-2, 81-88789-36-4 (All rights available)