LADY DOCTORS: The Untold Stories of India’s First Women in Medicine

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  • Author : KAVITHA RAO
  • Publication: July 2021
  • Price: Rs 499
  • ISBN: 9789390679058
  • Genre: Non-fiction
  • Page Extent: 272
  • Binding: Paperback

About the Book


THIS BOOK TRACES THE UNCONVENTIONAL PATHS FOLLOWED BY INDIA’S FIRST WOMEN DOCTORS, HOW THEY BALANCED WORK AND FAMILY LIVES, AND THEIR IMPACT ON MEDICAL LEARNING FOR WOMEN.
Medicine is a highly sought-after career for Indian women today, but how did we get here? Early women doctors in the nineteenth century crossed oceans, escaped child marriages, divorced husbands, and defied Hindu orthodoxy to become ‘lady doctors’. Their deeds are all the more astonishing, given most women were in purdah. Their compelling stories have largely been erased from our textbooks and memories. This book unearths their stories and make them accessible to everyone, so that they are not forgotten.
The women included in the book are Anandibai Joshi, Rukhmabai Raut, Kadambini Ganguly, Haimabati Sen and Chennai’s Muthulakshmi Reddy, who would go on to found the Adyar Cancer Hospital.

About the Author


Kavitha Rao is a freelance journalist and writer. She lives in Bengaluru. She can be found on Twitter at @kavitharao, where she has over 11,000 followers. Kavitha has spoken at numerous literary fests, including The Times Lit Fest in Bengaluru, the Tata Lit Fest in Mumbai, and the Kasauli Lit Fest. She has also taught journalism at several colleges including the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bangalore, Sophia College in Mumbai, and the Times College of Journalism in Mumbai.

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