Meher A.D. Naoroji, Edinburgh medical graduate, 1906: photo

Someone recently passed onto me the following item of interest: a photograph of a graduating class of female medical students at the University of Edinburgh in 1906. Included here is Meher A.D. Naoroji, the granddaughter of Dadabhai Naoroji. She’s the only Indian in the class. Meher was not the first in her family to study at Edinburgh — her aunt, Manekbai or Maki, earned qualifications as a doctor from the university sometime in the late 1890s. Both she and her fiance agreed to finish their higher education qualifications before getting married back in Bombay.

Meher Naoroji returned to Bhuj, where she grew up, and pursued a career as a doctor there. She died in 1974 at the age of 93.
All the best,
Dinyar Patel
Ph.D. Candidate, Modern South Asia
Department of History
Harvard University
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