The book deals with contemporary role of political leadership of women in South Asia. In view of the changing role of women leaders and the challenges they confront, it makes such a study not only fill in a gap but it may actually contribute to the restoration of democracy, the democratization process and development in new and emerging South Asia.
Hasna Jasimuddin Moudud graduated from Dhaka University in 1965 and MA from University of Dayton. She played a very active role in USA for recognition and liberation of Bangladesh during 1970-71. Hasna was elected as Member of Parliament, from 1987 to 1990. Hasna is at present Chairperson of Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members. She received Annaya Top Ten Women's Award in 2004, Bangladesh.