"A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman." —Melinda Gates

Hearing women’s voices for apprising them of their own health is aptly described in a well-researched book that unearths the ways of engaging women towards their health. The book captures fascinating narratives of women in an Indian semi-rural town in Rajasthan state, Todaraisingh about their health experiences, inhibitions and aspirations. Written by an IIT Delhi group of researchers, the essence of this book lies in Maternal Health and Child Care explored as the central theme for women engagement in terms of awareness, attitude and practices.



Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas.

The past decade has seen it transform into a global literary phenomenon having hosted nearly 2,000 speakers and welcoming over a million book lovers from across India and the globe. The Festival’s core values remain unchanged ; to serve as a democratic, non-aligned platform offering free and fair access.Every year, the Festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.

Writers and Festival Directors Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple invite speakers to take part in the five-day programme set against the backdrop of Rajasthan’s stunning cultural heritage and the Diggi Palace in the state capital Jaipur.