Thirteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
D`Souza, Dr. (Smt.) Beatrix
Constituency   : Nominated Anglo-Indian (Tamil Nadu)
Party Name     : Samata Party (Samata Party)
Email Address : beatrix[AT]sansad[DOT]nic[DOT]in

 
Father's Name Late Shri Thomas Xavier
Mother's Name Smt. Dorothy Xavier
Date of Birth 05 May 1935
Place of Birth Ootacamund, Distt. Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Widow
Date of Marriage 02 Jun 1966
Spouse's Name Late Shri Neil Henry D’Souza
No.of Daughters 2
Educational
Qualifications
B.A. (Economics), M.A. (English), Ph.D. (Australian Literature)
Educated at Stella Maris College, Presidency College, University of Madras, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and research at University of Western Australia, Perth and University of Monash, Melbourne (Australia)
Profession Professor
Social Worker, Educationist
Permanent Address
MIG-P-3, Foreshore Estate
Chennai - 600029, Tamil Nadu
(044) 4941533
Present Address
31, Meena Bagh,
New Delhi - 110011
(011)2 3793834
Positions Held
1991-96 Nominated Member, Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
1993-96 Member, State Commission for Women, Tamil Nadu
1995-96 Chairperson, State Minorities Commission, Tamil Nadu
1998 Nominated Member, 12th Lok Sabha
Vice-President, Samata Party, Tamil Nadu
1998-99 Member, Joint Committee on the Empowerment of Women and its Sub-Committee on Education and Health Programmes for Women
Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests and its Sub-Committee on Food Technology
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development
1999 Nominated Member, 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
1999-2000 Member, Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests
Member, Committee on External Affairs
2000-2001 Member, Committee on the Empowerment of Women and Convenor of its Sub-Committee on Laws related to Women
2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development


 
Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Authority on Post-Colonial Literature; Presented Papers at various National and International Seminars on Commonwealth Literature held at Hyderabad, Mysore and Chennai
 
Social And Cultural Activities
Fund-raising cultural programmes for youth, women and senior citizens; Seminars on Education, Politics and Women’s issues
 
Special Interests
Woman activist; working for school drop-outs, street children and in the field of adult literacy; research on 500 years old history of Anglo-Indian Community; Literature of the Raj and Children’s Literature
 
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Reading History and Biography, writing in journals/newspapers, painting, gardening and embroidery
 
Sports and Clubs
Member, Constitution Club, New Delhi
 
Countries Visited
Australia, Egypt, France, Israel, Italy, Sri Lanka and U.K.
 
Other Information
Associated with All India Anglo-Indian Association, 1976-91; Founder-President, Forum of Anglo-Indian Women; President, Trade Union, Heavy Vehicle Factory, Avadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Vice-President, (i) National Forum of Anglo-Indian Association; and (ii) Feminist Association for Social Action (F.A.S.A.); Member, Samata Party 1998-99; joined Janata Dal (United) in December, 1999; College Professor, 1959-91; Retired as Professor and Head of the Department of English, Presidency College, Chennai


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