First Ladies: Pioneering Indian women


By Asjad Nazir There has been plenty of girl power on show globally with many women blazing a trail for others to follow. Women breaking ground are following in the footsteps of so many who took the first steps and created a path for others. With that in mind Eastern Eye looked back at some fabulous Indian women who did it first. Savitribai Phule: Born in 1831, the pioneering educationalist played an important role in the fight for women’s rights in India during British rule and is described as a first-generation modern Indian feminist. She is most remembered for founding…

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