Headmistress of a girls’ school in Dhaka

1954: Basanti Guhathakurta, headmistress of Maniza Rahman Girls School, Gandaria, Dhaka (old town), back row standing 4th from left, during a cultural function. Centre front row: Begum Shamsunnahar, writer and student of Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain; on her right, Asha Lata Sen veteran Congress leader; The rest are teachers, volunteers (standing) and leading community leaders (in the front row).

Photo submitted by Meghna Guhathakurta.

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  1. Begum Shamsunnahar, Ashalata Sen, Basanti Guhathakurta are there. So far I understand it was the nexus of first women’s social group, “Mohila Samity”, in the then East Bengal. In fact Gandaria was then a locality identified by the stars inhabited therein.

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