Sunday, April 2, 2017

Today's Featured Author: Sunity Devee

There are two reading options based on Sunity Devee's book, Nine Ideal Indian Women: Epic Women and Sita and Promila.
Sunity Devee, the Maharani of Cooch Behar in West Bengal, India, was born in 1864, and she died in 1932. In addition to being an author, she was also an educator and women's rights activist. You can read more about her life at Wikipedia, and you can also read her autobiography:  The Autobiography of an Indian Princess.

Here are two portraits of her, both from Wikimedia Commons:

  

Nine Ideal Indian WomenThe women that Sunity Devee included in her book of "ideal women" are Sati, Sunity, Shakuntala, Savitri, Shaibya, Sita, Promila, Damayanti, and Uttara.

Here are some of the illustrations:














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