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Journey of Writings : Inspired by Dr. Rakhmabai Raut

Dr. Rukhmabai Raut practiced for a good three decades, and moreover, played a big role in the age of consent for marriage being discussed at all in India. If you hover over the Google Doodle, it says – Rukhmabai Raut’s 153rd birthday.

Having read about her recently and having been left so inspired, I wanted to share her story with you all. What makes Dr. Rukhmabai’s story really great, was her strength and will to do it in some of the most hostile social circumstances – she was a child bride; a brave child bride who refused to live with her husband simply because she believed that she or any other girl for that matter shouldn’t be forced to marry and stay with a man against her own will. Isn’t that remarkable and brave for the 1880s, at a time when sati was still in practice?

On Women’s Web


Glad to have been able to tell her story at Bangalore Storytelling Society Meet in July 2017 –

Storytelling at Bangalore Storytelling Society Meet


On Women’s Web –

Dr. Rukhmabai Raut: The 19th Century Child Bride Who Fought To Become A Doctor


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