Ragni Agarwal x SAADA

Premala

Artwork inspired by the story of Premala Sahane.

Artist Introduction

Ragni Agarwal

Ragni Agarwal is a graphic designer, illustrator, art director, professional palette chaser who loves talking about mental health, body positivity and celebrating RAD humans.

Premala Sahane

Premala Sahane playing a sitar, sitting in front of a building at the University of Chicago. c. 1927.

Early Immigration from South Asia

Dr. Hardeep Dhillon

Dr. Hardeep Dhillon is a postdoctoral fellow focusing on Law and Inequality at the American Bar Foundation. She completed her doctorate in History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard University.

Medical School

Premala Sahane at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. c. 1928/29.

Dr. Anandibai Joshee graduated from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1886, becoming the first South Asian woman in the world to become a physician.

From Far Away India

Rachita Gowdu

Rachita reads an essay written by Premala Sahane reflecting on her time at the University of Michigan, published in 1924.

Ragni Agarwal x SAADA

Premala

Ragni Agarwal's new collection for SAADA, inspired by the story of Premala Sahane.

About the artwork

Ragni Agarwal

Ragni talks about her approach to the artwork.

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