Google Feature — Anasuya Sarabhai Doodle
132nd Birth Anniversary of Anasuya Sarabhai
Today marks the 132nd birth anniversary of Anasuya Sarabhai (November 11, 1885 – 1972).
She was a pioneer of the women’s labour movement in India. She founded the Majdoor Mahajan Sangh (Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association), India’s oldest union of textile workers, in 1920.
She was born in Ahmedabad on November 11, 1885 into the affluent Sarabhai family. However, Anasuya lost both her parents when she was only nine and was married off by her uncle at a tender age of 13. She divorced her husband and returned to her own family.
In 1912, Anasuya left for England to continue her studies. While in England, she was influenced by the Fabian Society, and got involved in the Suffragette movement. The next year she returned to India and started working for betterment of women and the poor. She began by opening a school for poor students of all castes and creches and toilets for women.
She decided to get involved in the labour movement after witnessing exhausted female mill workers returning home after a 36-hour shift. She was supported in her work by Mahatma Gandhi and in 1918, she managed mill owners to accede to the demand of Ahmedabad weavers for a 35% wage hike. The Majoor Mahajan Sangh (Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association or TLA) was established on February 25, 1920. This later paved the way for the founding of the Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA).
She was affectionately known as Motaben (Elder Sister in Gujarati). She was the aunt of Vikram Sarabhai, the great physicist who was also considered to be the father of the Indian space program. The labour movement leader died in 1972.
Motaben (Elder Sister in Gujarati) — Anasuya Sarabhai
(November 11, 1885 – 1972)
Motaben (Elder Sister in Gujarati) — Anasuya Sarabhai
Google today celebrates the 132nd Birth Anniversary of Anasuya Sarabhai with a doodle.
On clicking the doodle, it takes the visitor to Google search result page for news on Anasuya Sarabhai.
Google Doodle — Anasuya Sarabhai’s 132nd Birthday
Saturday, November 11, 2017
GoogleDoodle celebrates Anasuya Sarabhai’s 132nd Birthday in today’s GoogleDoodle!
Born on this day in 1885, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, pioneering feminist and activist Anasuya Sarabhai was instrumental in altering the course of India’s labor history.
Briefly married as an adolescent, Sarabhai fought social convention and left in 1912 to study at the London School of Economics. There she was swept up in the suffragette movement and newly discovered ideas of social equality that laid the foundation for her life’s work.
Back home in Ahmedabad, Sarabhai started to work with disempowered women, particularly taking on the cause of local mill workers after learning of their 36-hour work shifts. In 1914 she helped Ahmedabad’s weavers successfully organize their first strike for higher wages. In the years that followed, she went on to become their most vocal supporter, negotiating with mill owners (including her brother) for better working conditions. She was affectionately called Motaben
(Gujarati for elder sister).
She was supported in her work by Mahatma Gandhi, with whom she set up Gujarat’s oldest labor union. It later paved the way for the founding of the Self-Employed Women’s Association of India (SEWA).
Today’s Doodle was created by Maria Qamar, a Pakistani-Canadian artist and author of the book Trust No Aunty
. Anasuya’s dedication to justice and equality is something I can relate to,” says Qamar. In drawing the activist, she took inspiration from the Indian textile industry. “I portrayed delicate fabrics and traditional patterns found in our homes and our closets,” explains Qamar. “I am honored to have the opportunity to share Anasuya’s legacy with the world.”
Happy Birthday, Anasuya Sarabhai!
Below is a picture of the Doodle on Google’s home page as it appeared today.
Anasuya Sarabhai’s 132nd Birthday
Anasuya Sarabhai’s 132nd Birthday Google Doodle — November 11, 2017
Anasuya Sarabhai Biography
Published on November 10, 2017 by Doodle Videos.
Anasuya Sarabhai’s 132nd Birthday.
Sarabhai was born in Ahmedabad in 11 November 1885 into the Sarabhai family of Sarabhai and Godavariba, a wealthy family of industrialists and business people. Both her parents died when she was nine, so she, her brother Ambalal Sarabhai, and a younger sister were sent to live with an uncle.
She undertook an unsuccessful child marriage at the age of 13. With the help of her brother, she went to England in 1912 to take a medical degree, but switched to the London School of Economics when she realised the animal dissection involved in obtaining a medical degree was in violation of her Jain beliefs. Whilst in England she was influenced by the Fabian Society and got involved in the Suffragette movement.
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