Rebecca Reuben of Bene Israel

Educator Rebecca Reuben was the first woman to rank first in the matriculation examination for Bombay University and went on to study at the University of London and Cambridge University. She later became principal of the Bene Israel school in Bombay. From the late nineteenth century onwards, Bene Israel girls from middle and upper-middle class families like Reuben's were well-educated, many attending university in India and then going on to England for further studies..

Photographer: David E. Reuben [Rebecca Reuben, ed. Nina Haeems (Bombay: 2000)]


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