Sudha Sundararaman

Sudha Sundararaman (born 1958) is an Indian politician and the central committee member of Communist Party of India (Marxist).[1] As of 2014, she is the "General Secretary" of All India Democratic Women's Association.[2][3]

Sudha Sundararaman
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Sudha Sundararaman
General Secretary, All India Democratic Women's Association
Personal details
Political partyCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
As of 27 January, 2007
Source: [1]


Sudha became interested in the "Student's Federation of India", a student wing Communist Party of India (Marxist), while she was a student of English literature at Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai.[3] After her graduation, she completed a Master of Philosophy and started her career as a school teacher. Sudha married one of her friends. During this time, she involved herself in activities such as saving women victims from violence against them. Following that, she quit her teaching job and joined All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), the women's wing of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). In 1995, Sudha was appointed the General Secretary of AIDWA Tamil Nadu and continued to hold the position till 2001.[3]

Sudha Sundararaman challenged the opposition to passing the Women's Reservation Bill which demand 33 per cent women participation.[4]


  1. ^ "CPI(M) meet against communalism and terrorism". The Hindu. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ "UPA diluting women's protection laws". The Hindu. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Ambujam Anantharaman (20 December 2004). "India: New Woman on the Top". Women's Feature Service. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. – via Highbeam (subscription required)
  4. ^ Sudha Sundararaman on India's Women's Reservation Bill

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