Savtribai Phule is not an unknown name in Indian history. Savitribai Phule along with her husband Jyotirao Phule are known for their important role in improving the status of women in Indian society. She is often touted as the first female school teacher in India. In 1848, Jyotirao Phule started the native girls school in Pune and Savitribai Phule was among the first few teachers at the school.
Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu
There is no dearth of examples from Bengal of women who participated in the cultural revolution which happened during the British colonial period in India. Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu are the first two female graduates of India. Kadambini Ganguly was also the first South Asian female physician to have graduated in Western Medicine in India.
Anandi Gopal Joshi
Anandi Gopal Joshi is considered to be the first female physician from India who completed her graduate degree in medicine abroad. Anandi Gopal Joshi completed her degree in medicine from United States of America the same year Kadambini Ganguly completed her degree in India.
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