Monday, 2 April 2018

Google Doodle Celebrates Feminist Freedom Fighter and Pioneer of Arts Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

Google Doodle Celebrates Feminist Freedom Fighter and Pioneer of Arts Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

On Tuesday, Google celebrated the 115th birth anniversary of the Social Reformer, Freedom Fighter, Activist, and Promoter of the Arts, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, with a doodle on Google's Home Page.

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was formerly known for her contribution to the Indian Independence Movement and for the upliftment of Indian Handicrafts and Handlooms and also encourage women for being a part of this cooperative movement. 

She was Fourth and Youngest Child of her parents. His Father was (Ananthaya Dhareshwar) District Collector and Mother were Girijabai who belongs to an aristocratic family from Karnataka. She was Married at the age of 14 in 1917 but was widowed two years later. 

While studying at Queen Mary's College in Chennai, she came to know Suhasini Chattopadhyay, a fellow student, and the younger sister of Sarojini Naidu. Later she introduced Harin, her younger brother to Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and they both had some common interest which makes easier to know each other. 

At the age of 20, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was married to Harindranath Chattopadhyay on that society where people were heavily against to widow marriage. But Later in a year, She gave birth a boy named Rama

Shortly after their marriage, Harin left to London and a few months later Kamaladevi also joined him, where she joined Bedford College, University of London and later she received a Diploma in Sociology

The Government of India crowned her with Padma Bhushan Award in 1955 and later also get a highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan Award in 1987 which are among the Highest Civilian Awards of Republic of India. She also received Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1966 for Community Leadership, Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, Ratna Sadsya, the highest award of Sangeet Natak Akademi and India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, given her lifetime achievement Award in 1974.