“I am one of the First Graduates in the family. I completed my B.A in Psychology from the Presidency College Madras in 1971. I was a good student in school and […]
“My grandmother on my mother’s side, Manashi Guha (nee Dasgupta), who we call Didu, was the first graduate in our family from Dacca University in 1946 with Philosophy and Mathematics. In […]
Photo taken in 1901 C.Amba Bai, the First Woman Graduate in My Family “This is the story of my great-grand mother Chennagiri Amba Bai (1889-1970), married at 12 and widowed at […]
“Kaveri J graduated from A.P.C Mahalakshmi College for Women, Tuticorin (Madurai Kamaraj University), with a B.Sc in Mathematics in 1979-80. When she was in School, Kaveri’s parents had no plans of getting her educated […]
“Our great grandmother, Kamala Ramanujam was the first graduate from our family. She did her B.A Graduation from all men Government college at Kumbakonam (It was considered as Cambridge of South India). […]
A certificate from the school that GK Meenambal spent many years at and retired from as Assistant Headmistress With her sister and brother-in-law With her brother A group photo “Prajnya Trust’s call […]
Girija Jayanandan received a BA degree in English Literature, in April 1967, at the PSGR Krishnammal College, Coimbatore. “I was the first graduate in my family of ten children [three […]
We have received dozens of submissions, and photos continue to pour in at the time of writing this post. We are absolutely delighted and are grateful to all of you who spread […]
“Dr. Dipti Tripathi graduated in 1944 and was the first graduate in our family. She did her Masters and earned a Doctorate degree from Calcutta University. She was a professor and became the […]
“I am happy to introduce my wife – Dr. Brindha Moorthy, the first woman graduate in the family – from my side as well as her side. I should thank my […]
A PRAJNYA ARCHIVES PROJECT TO MARK INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2014 FEBRUARY 8 TO MARCH 7, 2014 Who was the first woman in your family to graduate from college/university? Do you know and […]
Dr. Vibhuti Patel, professor at SNDT university, is seen here participating with fellow activists in demonstrations against gender violence in Mumbai at the end of 2012. The occasion was a protest gathering […]
A Prajnya ‘Life Stories’ entry Interview and photos, courtesy Archana Venkatesh
Dr. Leela Dube, pioneering scholar of women’s studies and feminist anthropology
Leela Dube with colleagues in Segovia, Spain (July 1990) (1923-2012) L to R Leela Dube, Veena Mazumdar, neera Desai, Hanna Papanek and Gail Omvedt in Segovia, Spain (July 1990)
Some images from a full day in the cafeteria at Cognizant Technology Solutions’ beautiful campus. Enthusiastic members started visiting even as we began to pull the photographs out of their plastic wrappers. […]
The Rainmakers exhibit had 2 winners! Based on jury comments and visitors’ observations, we gave two first prizes. One prize, a photo printer, went to Prasant Mohanty of Madhya Pradesh for his […]
Filmed by Rajesh Advani.
Mythily Sivaraman at the United Nations (New York), 1967. The photograph was taken when Mythily worked from July 1966 to mid-1968 as Research Assistant in the Permanent Mission of India to the […]
Anjum Zamrooda Habib, Srinagar, February 4, 2011 “Anjum Zamrooda Habib is part of a human rights organization in Kashmir and is seen here protesting for the rights of women in Kashmir. These protests took […]
Outside Kathmandu City. Photo submitted by Arun Budhathoki.
Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo submitted by Arun Budhathoki.
A woman who sells food outside Kathmandu, Nepal. “On the way to Jiri, outskirts of Kathmandu City, a place for trekkers to begin their journey.” Photo submitted by Arun Budhathoki.
Photo submitted by Lokendra Singh Kot (Bhopal).