Stories About Women

A Tribute To My Wife After Two Decades


Dinesh Shah studied in C N Vidyalaya, Kapadwanj, and got his B. Sc. In Physics  at University of Bombay, India. Later, he got his Ph.D. in Biophysics at Columbia University. He is currently   Professor Emeritus of Chem. Engg & Anesthesiology at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Read more: A Tribute To My Wife After Two Decades

War’s Consequences: A Mother’s Story


Meera was born and brought up in Madras, Tamil Nadu. She graduated from Stella Maris College with a B. in Sociology, and got her M.BA from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila. She has enjoyed living in Manila, Istanbul and Hong Kong, and currently lives in a suburb of Washington, DC with her husband.

Read more: War’s Consequences: A Mother’s Story

USHA RANI: A very personal memoir

Khushwant Singh was an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist and politician. His experience in the 1947 Partition of India inspired him to write Train to Pakistan in 1956 (made into a film in 1998), which became his most well-known novel.

Read more: USHA RANI: A very personal memoir

My mother: Savitri Devi Chowdhary (1909 – 1996)

Shakun Banfield nee Chowdhary was born and brought up in the U.K.  She retains a keen interest in her parents' achievements in their adopted country England and has many memories of a happy family life with them and her brother.

She worked for 30 years in the criminal justice system as a probation officer as well as in the family courts as a welfare officer and mediator.  She is now retired and lives with her husband in South London.

Ed. note. Her father's story is available here.

Read more: My mother: Savitri Devi Chowdhary (1909 – 1996)

My mother-a devoted teacher

Mira Kathuria Purohit had her early education in Presentation Convent, Delhi, MGD, Jaipur and Hindu College, Delhi. She is a Pediatrician, having pursued her medical studies in SMS Medical College, Jaipur. She served in Rajasthan Government devoting her working career to treating children and teaching budding doctors to treat kids. She retired as a Professor, and now leads a retired life in Jaipur.

Savitri Kathuria and her husband
Savitri Hooja Kathuria, my mother, and Jairatan Kathuria leaving Lahore for Karachi shortly after their wedding in March 1942.

Read more: My mother-a devoted teacher