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Posted by bangalnama on September 23, 2008


Around the 1920s, the push for women’s education had begun in a big way in East Bengal. At the forefront of this movement was Barisal, in the south of the country. The late 1880s had already seen a blazing star with Barisal roots, in the form of Dr. Kadambini Ganguly, the first woman physician in South Asia to be trained in European medicine. Inspired by the likes of her, women surged into the field of the educated.


However, it was not possible for every girl and woman, in that era, to step outside the home, in order to study. So the problem was resolved by the ingenuity of those remarkable women, by having women teachers, who were willing and able, to come into antahpur – the very heart of their homes – to teach.

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