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The Life of Dr. Anandabai Joshee

Published in 1888, The Life of Dr. Anandabai Joshee by Mrs. Caroline Healy Dall is a lengthy biography about Joshee, the first Indian woman to earn a medical degree in the U.S. Joshee was the cousin of Pandita Ramabai, who herself traveled to the U.S. in the 1886 and published the Marathi travelogue United Stateschi Lokastithi any Pravasvrutta (1889). Joshee was born in Poonah in 1865, and at the age of 18 sailed to New York, becoming, according to Dall, "the first unconverted high-caste Hindu woman to leave her country." In 1886, Joshee graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Joshee left for India in 1886, and died less than a year later in Poona.

Early Student Life, Trailblazers

Date: 1888
Subject(s): Anandibai Joshee
Type: Text
Language: English
Creator: Caroline Healey Dall
Publisher: Roberts Brothers

Item History: 2012-01-22 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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