Hektoen International

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  • Muthulakshmi Reddi: physician, activist, and social revolutionary

    Sumana Vardhan Chicago, Illinois, United States   “Muthulakshmi, the medical student.” India International Centre, V. Shanta, 16 Mar. 2012 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,…