Google pays tribute to doctor Anandi Gopal Joshi with a doodle

Google pays tribute to doctor Anandi Gopal Joshi with a doodle

She has recognition for her role in the history of Indian women, all over the world. With the help of her husband, Anandi Gopal Joshi pursued her career in Medicines.

Google on Saturday dedicated its doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of India's first lady doctor Anandi Gopal Joshi. She inspired many women by her inspiring story of fighting all odds to become a doctor.

Born on March 31, 1865, Joshi got married at the age of nine. Her husband encouraged her to continue her education. When she was just 14, Anandi gave birth to her first child, a boy.

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Imagine being completely illiterate and then going on to becoming a doctor at age 19.

This was said to have been a turning point for the grieving mother, who developed an interest in medicine. He taught her to read and write. He also transferred himself to Calcutta to avoid direct interference from Anandi's parents in her education. He was a postal clerk and was determined to educate his wife when she expressed her wish to study medicine. In that regard, he wrote to Royal Wilder, a well-known American missionary, in 1880, to grant him a spot in the USA where Anandibai wished to study - a letter that Wilder went on to publish in Princeton's Missionary Review.

Seeing Anandibai's determination to pursue study in medicine, Gopalrao approached an American missionary for assistance.

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Joshi came back to India in 1886 with the dream of opening a medical college for women.

Anandibai travelled to NY from Calcutta by ship, accompanied by two female English acquaintances of the Thornborn family. Her ashes were sent to Theodicia Carpenter, who placed them in her family cemetery in Poughkeepsie, New York. It was the first time that any woman from India stepped in the United States. Keeping with the practice of that time, Yamuna was married to a widower, nearly 20 years her senior, at the age of nine. After her graduation, Queen Victoria had reportedly sent her a congratulatory message.

Anandi secured her MD degree in 1886 with Kei Okami of Japan and Tabat Islambooly of Syria.

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