Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Muthulakshmi Reddi

  • Muthulakshmi Reddi: physician, activist, and social revolutionary

    Sumana VardhanChicago, Illinois, United States Born in 1886 under British rule in Tamil Nadu, India, Muthulakshmi Reddi faced an era of gender inequalities and fated child marriage. Despite the social limitations of the time, Reddi’s parents encouraged her interest in learning, breaking tradition to allow her to continue education past secondary school. Reddi applied to…