India’s first women doctors were a determined lot: Kavitha Rao

(Kavitha Rao is a freelance editor and author writing about current affairs, human rights, development, and all things Indian. Her interview with Times of India’s Sharmila Ram was first published in TOI’s July 18 edition.)

  • It was a Google Doodle of Rukhmabai Raut, a child bride who was not only India’s first divorcees but also a path-breaking female doctor, that led London-based journalist and author Kavitha Rao down an enchanting rabbit hole from which emerged her book ‘Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India’s First Women in Medicine.’ In an interview with Times of India, the author talks about the unladylike hustles of the women who fought to study medicine …

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