Meena Seshu's lasting contribution to the women's and human rights movements
The office of Sangram—officially called Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha—is a brick-lined, multi-roomed, single-storey affair with a pond in the middle that helps keep the premises cool. On a Sunday in September, a group of over 60 men and women—clerical recruits of the Maharashtra secretariat—file into the meeting room. Large windows fill the room with sunlight, even as a drizzle falls outside. The weather is not the only paradox in the semi-urban township of Sangli, around 370km south-east of Mumbai.