We recently took the new book Strong Woman Reba Rakshit to places and people connected with Reba's life in North Kolkata.
Of course, we brought a copy of the book to Ghosh's College! This is where Reba learned yoga and practiced for much of her career.
In 2023, Ghosh's College celebrated 100 years! What an iconic piece of North Kolkata's history.
We also traveled to Peary Charan Girls' School, which is just down the road from Ghosh's College. This was where Reba studied as a young girl. It is one of the oldest schools for girls in India, and still in operation today.
It is also thanks to the current Principal of Peary Charan, for finding the old school records of Reba and her sister in the registrar.
We were excited to learn that the school has now named one of the groups of students after Reba! We gave a few extra copies of the book to be stored in the school library.
We also visited Das Gupta booksellers, a personal favorite shop. Over the years, this bookstore has helped us tremendously by finding books for research or pointing us in the right direction.
We are ever grateful for the human connections and had a blast bringing Reba's story (at least in book form) back to her home.
Scott & Ida are Yoga Acharyas (Masters of Yoga). They are scholars as well as practitioners of yogic postures, breath control and meditation. They are the head teachers of Ghosh Yoga.
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