Rakhmabai Raut: The Indian child bride whose divorce Queen Victoria approved

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Rakhmabai Raut has gone down in history as a 22-year-old who was brave enough to petition the courts for a divorce in the 19th Century.

When she finally won her freedom – in part thanks to Queen Victoria – she went on to study medicine. And she became one of India’s first practicing women doctors.

Produced by Anagha Pathak

Animations by Nikita Deshpande, illustrations by Gopal Shoonya

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