Abala Bose born in 1865, devoted her life to elevating the status of women in society, especially widows in India. Also known as Lady Bose, she is considered one of our nation’s earliest feminists. She was the daughter of the reformer Brahmo. Durga Mohan Das and wife of Indian scientist Sir Jagdish Chandra Bose.
As members of one of the most distinguished families, she and her sisters were privileged to receive higher education. When she got married, she traveled to different parts of the world with her husband and that’s when she noticed the difference. in the education and attitudes of women in these places compared to women in India. This prompted her to write more about why women need to be educated, emphasizing that women’s minds are just as important as men’s.
Popularized the Montessori education system in India and established the Brahmo school for girls in 1919.In the same year, she founded Nari Shakti Samiti, which raised funds for women’s education and widows’ welfare. During his lifetime he was able to set up 88 primary schools and 14 adult education centers in the British province of Bengal. In addition, she set up rehabilitation and vocational training centers for disadvantaged women and widows. He also founded the training schools Vidyasagar Bani Bhawan, Mahila Shilpa and Bani Bhawan.