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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at noon
Presented at the Geauga Campus in the Commons and broadcast to room 113 at the Regional Academic Center
It is well accepted that women have been socially, mentally, and physically denigrated in different cultures and nations around the world through various periods in history. This pattern of behavior is especially apparent in Eastern societies such as India. We have all heard tales about downtrodden women and their woes; these stories headline in the media and many novels have been written concerning these public--and hidden--issues. Despite these obstacles faced by women, India has seen many determined and powerful ladies who have defeated and circumvented barriers by hard work, motivation and intelligence to rise above the rest to make their mark. You are invited to join in a conversation which highlights a few of these influential women in the context of societal conditions during their lives.
Sanhita Gupta was born and raised in India. She came to the United States when she was 27 and completed her PhD in Microbiology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Raised by her maternal grandparents who lived during World War II and India’s war against the British Government (which overthrew foreign power and established independence), she developed a keen interest in social contexts during those times in relation to the roles of men and women who made history.
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