ABSTRACT

Settled to study medicine in Philadelphia, Anandibai was struggling to balance her old life in new settings. This chapter goes on to reveal her independent spirit and shifting awareness of a separate identity from that of her earlier life. She communicates to her husband her mature mind and voices her opinions clearly. She confesses how she has depended on him, while showing how her identity as a whole has shaped independently of many strong influences. What we see here is a woman who is breaking the glass ceiling in her own fashion.