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What a start to the year!

I always love seeing children get so excited to learn about history. It's amazing the thoughtful questions that a children ask..."Why did they have to be quiet", "Why were there slaves", "Was it underground", "Were there trains back then", "Are you married"? 

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Order Your Anandi Gopal Joshi Children’s Book Online

Looking for an inspiring and educational children’s book to give this holiday season? Look no further than Our Legendary Ladies kid’s story book on the incredible Anandi Gopal Joshi. This beautiful kid’s story book will make the perfect gift for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and more. In this decorative story book, you’ll find: Historically accurate information on Anandi Gopal Joshi, one of India’s first female doctors. Beautiful illustrations that your child is sure to love.  When you order a children’s book from Our Legendary Ladies, you’re not only purchasing a piece of educational literature for your child, you’re helping us give back to the community. How, you ask? For each kid’s book we sell, our company will donate a portion of...

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Anandi Gopal Joshi deeper dive: Her marriage at age 9

She (Anandi Gopal Joshi) was married around 1874, when Anandi was only 9 years old. Her husband, Gopalroa Joshi was 20 years her senior.  Although these numbers are shocking, but around the world during these times child marriage was more accepted. 


But even with these laws and initiatives almost 1.5 millions girls (in India) will be married before their 18th birthday. And though rare there are reports of mass wedding ceremonies in the Biaora Kalan villiage at which over 60 young couples between the ages of 12-16 were married. 

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Anandi Gopal Joshi deeper dive: The caste system

For a very long time even in the highest of castes women were considered chattles, like livestock. They were not allowed to get an education and were kept happy by being given "ornaments". So just imagine what it was like to be a woman in any lower caste.

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Interesting Facts About Our Legendary Lady, Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was a legendary lady that made an impact on the world at a crucial time. Born as Araminta Ross, she later changed her first name to Harriet, after her mother. She is most notably known as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad during the 1850s, where she risked her life to help slaves escape to freedom in the North. Originally born a slave on Maryland’s eastern shore, she lived in a one-room cabin with her family, which included 11 children. At around the age of six, she left her family to work as a house servant, and seven years later she was sent to work in the fields with the rest of the slaves.     At the...

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