Google is today celebrating educator and feminist icon Fatima Sheikh, who is widely considered to be India's first Muslim woman teacher, with a doodle.
Fatima Sheikh was an Indian educator and social reformer, who was a colleague of the social reformers Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule.
Fatima Sheikh was born on this day in 1831 in Pune. She lived with her brother Usman, and the siblings opened their home to the Phules after the couple was evicted for attempting to educate people in lower castes.
As a lifelong champion of this movement for equality, Sheikh went door-to-door to invite the downtrodden in her community to learn at the Indigenous Library and escape the rigidity of the Indian caste system.
On 9 January 2022, Google honoured Fatima with a doodle on her 191st birth anniversary.