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Did you know woman writer Rashid Jahan who is best remembered for her contribution  in the book Angare (Burning Coals) published 1932,  was trained as a gynaecologist at the Lady Hardinge Medical College in Delhi.

She passed away in Moscow where she was undergoing treatment and is also buried there.

One of her famous short-story Dilli ki Sair is a little narrative about a burqa-clad women watching life on a railway platform waiting for her husband to turn up and take her home. The story is a brief but penetrating meditation on life behind the ‘veil’ and the blindness of male privilege towards the experience of women behind the purdah.

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