Dr. Leela Dube, pioneering scholar of women's studies and feminist anthropology Photographer Mukul Dube. Photograph shared with Prajnya by Dr. Vibhuti Patel.
Meghna Guhathakurta and Rina Barman of ICSSR with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, 1973 during the visit of the 1st Education Commission of Bangladesh to India (contributor Meghna Guhathakurta)
Basanti Guhathakurta, present in the picture, along with Dr. Khudrat e Khoda, renowned scientist and chair of the Education Commission, talking with President V.V. Giri , Raj Bhavan, New Delhi (1973). Photo submitted by Meghna Guhathakurta.
On an education mission
"Meeting with President V.V.Giri of India 1973 , accompanying my mother with the Khudrat e Khoda Education Commission. Seen in the picture are my mother Basanti Guhathakurta, and Prof. M.U. Ahmed, psychologist, members of the commission and myself (Meghna Guhathakurta)." Photo submitted by Meghna Guhathakurta
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... Continue Reading →
in Khagrasori, Champa Kis running a Kajoli learning centre. Contributed by Saifuzzaman Rana, Dhaka. Photo contributed by Saifuzzaman Rana. Background: Research Initiatives, Bangladesh is a research support organization which specializes in Participatory Action Research. Over the eight years of its existence (see www.rib-bangladesh.org) it has developed certain tools through which to reach out to the... Continue Reading →
Kemi Chakma conducting a learning session with children using the pocket-board (contributor Saifuzzaman Rana, Dhaka) Background: Research Initiatives, Bangladesh is a research support organization which specializes in Participatory Action Research. Over the eight years of its existence (see www.rib-bangladesh.org) it has developed certain tools through which to reach out to the marginalized and impoverished through... Continue Reading →
Teaching children in Madras
R. Vasantha, first from left, seen here with Prime Minister Nehru at Ashok Vihar Social Service Centre, Madras, 1949. In this photo: R. Vasantha, Jawaharlal Nehru, Madras Mayor Krishna Rao, Indira Gandhi, Dr. Sambandham, Dr. Jayalakshmi (photo courtesy R. Vasantha). She is also a writer and poet.