Google Doodle on Saturday honoured the celebrated Bengali poet, educator, and activist, Kamini Roy on her 155th birth anniversary.
Born at a time when women were expected to focus on household activities and marriage, Kamini Roy went on to become a prominent feminist advocate in the subcontinent.
Kamini Roy was born in 1864 in the Bakerganj district of British India—now part of Bangladesh. She grew up in a well to do family- his brother was elected Mayor of Calcutta, and her sister was a physician for Nepal’s Royal Family.
Kamini breathed her last on 27 September 1933 while she was staying in Hazaribagh with her family.
A trailblazer, her contribution to women’s rights, continues to provide fodder for contemporary feminist movements in India.
(With inputs from ANI)