Kamini Roy was a Bengali Writer, Poet, and Social Worker born on 12th October 1864 Basanda, in Bengal Presidency, British India. Now it’s in the Jhalokati District of Bangladesh. She was one of the first two women in Indian history who joined the school in British India. In 1883, Kamini joined Bethune School and became the first girl to attend school in British India.
|Full Name||Kamini Roy|
|Died||27.09.1933 (Aged 68)|
|Birthplace||Basanda, Bengal Presidency, British India|
|Profession||Poet, Social Worker|
|Zodiac Sign (Sunsign)||Libra|
Kamini Roy Family Background
She was the daughter of Chandi Charan Sen (Father). He was a judge, writer, and a leading member of the Brahmo Samaj. Her brother Nisith Chandra Sen, was elected mayor of Calcutta, while her sister Jamini was a doctor of Nepal’s royal family. Kamini married Kedarnath Roy in 1894. She had two children.
|Father||Chandi Charan Sen|
|Brother||Nisith Chandra Sen|
Kamini Roy Education Qualification
- Kamini Roy was interested in mathematics in her childhood, but she did further studies in Sanskrit.
- She has done her graduation with Sanskrit honors from Bethune College of the University of Calcutta in 1886.
- And also started teaching there in the same year.
- Despite being interested in mathematics, Kamini Ray started writing poetry at an early age.
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Kamini Roy Physical Stats
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In college, she met with a student Abala Bose who was well known for her social works in women’s education and to improve the condition of widows. Friendship with Abala Bose increased her interest in advocating for women’s rights.
Roy fully supported Ilbert Bill. During the tenure of Viceroy Lord Ripon, the Ilbert Bill was brought in 1883, under which the judges of India were also empowered to hear such cases. This was opposed by the European community, but Indians started arousing in its support.
Kamini went out of her house to encourage other poets and writers. She visited Barisal and encouraged Begum Sufia Kamal, in 1923. Later in 1930, she became the President of the Bengali Literary Conference. In 1932-33, she became the Vice-President of the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad. Kamini was inspired by Rabindranath Tagore (He was a great Bengali Poet, Writer, and Composer). Rabindranath Tagore was three years older than Roy. She was honored with the Jagattarini Gold Medal from Calcutta University. Google commemorated Kamini Roy with a Doodle to celebrate her 155th birth anniversary.
She took her last breath on 27th September 1933, aged 68, in Hazaribagh, then a part of the combined Bihar-Odisha province.
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Kamini Roy Poems
Joraye Mayer Gola Shishu kohe ashi,
Maa tomare koto bhalobashi.
Koto bhalobaso dhon? Jononi sudhai.
”A-tohhh”, boli dui haath prosari dekhai.
Tumi Maa amare bhalobaso koto khani?
Maa bolen, maap taar ami nahi jani.
Tobu kotokhani bolo! jotokhani dhore,
tomar Mayer buke.’nohe taar pore?’
Taar basa bhalobasa parina basite, ami pari! bole Shishu hasite hasite.