About the Book: Breaking Barriers : The Story of a Liberal Muslim Womans Passage
in Indian Politics
The autobiography of Nafees Fazal, the first Muslim woman to become a minister
in South India, is a fascinating account of her political and personal
struggles, her triumphs and achievements. Though coming from a very well-to-do
family, she chose politics as her chosen profession which was her aim in life
from the time she was 13 as she idolised the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
But the path ahead for her as a devoted Congress party member was not easy, and
strewn with numerous hurdles, including disapproval from her community........