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Portrait of Maharani (and later Rajmata) Gayatri Devi of Jaipur, née Princess Ayesha of Cooch Behar

‘Unheard Stories’

Google releases virtual exhibition honoring female changemakers from India

November 27, 2016

Google Arts & Culture has released a virtual exhibition highlighting the stories of enterprising women from India, Quartz reports.

“Women in India: Unheard Stories” comprises more than 1,800 photographs, videos, and artworks, collected from 26 institutions across the country. The exhibition features stories of women who lived throughout India’s history — women like Jahan Ara, a 17th century princess who designed Delhi’s famous Chandni Chowk neighborhood, and Dr. Rakhmabai, whose own experience as a child bride drove her to fight against underage marriage in the country.

The exhibition is housed on Google’s Arts & Culture platform and was created in conjunction with feminist publisher Zubaan Books.

“This project is an effort to recognise the impact of Indian women in history and their impact on culture…” Luisella Mazza, head of operations at the Google Cultural Institute, said in a statement. “It is our ongoing effort to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone and to digitally preserve it to educate and inspire future generations.”

Read the full story at Quartz.



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