, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 301–314 | Cite as

The life and times of Kamala Bhagvat Sohonie

The unsung hero of science in India
  • Anirban MitraEmail author
General Article


Kamala Sohonie battled gender-based prejudice to gain entry into India’s premier research institution. She went on to have a dazzling career while working with the world’s foremost biochemists at Cambridge and later became one of India’s premier scientists. Her research immensely contributed to the discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics. A socially-committed individual, her scientific projects tried to be in sync with the needs of her country. In this article, we present facets of her colourful life–her passions, struggles and ideals.


Kamala Sohonie women in science gender bias research on vitamins proteins in diet thiaminase trypsin inhibitor palm nectar (Neera


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  1. 1.KolkattaIndia

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