A New Google Project Is Unearthing The Untold Stories Of India’s Female Pioneersby The Daily Eye Team November 30 2016, 4:00 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 33 secs
Think back to your high school history class. How many women did you learn about?
Whether you studied the Indus Valley civilisation or Soviet Russia, the age of empires or Mao’s China, chances are there was a glaring lack of stories about women in your textbooks. And that’s by design.
“Men dominate history because they write it,” the British author Rosalind Miles explained in her 1988 book Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women’s History of the World. And that stands true for India, too, where the stories of pioneering women are often an afterthought in history classes.