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Kamini Roy

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    15th Oct, 2019


  • Born in 1864, Kamini Roy was a social worker and a feminist.
  • Roy is the first woman to have graduated with honors in the history of India.
  • At a time when a woman's role was restricted to taking care of household chores, Roy graduated with a degree in Sanskrit from Bethune College, Kolkata.
  • After her graduation she joined Bethune as a teacher and published “Alo o Chhaya” in 1889.
  • In 1921, she was one of the leaders of “Bangiya Nari Samaj”, an organisation which fought for women’s suffrage.

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