History of ‘#metoo Movement’ in Science-an essay in comics

Tarana Burke, like so many women, is a survivor of sexual harassment. In 1997, after hearing a story of a 13-year-old who’s mother’s boyfriend used to harass her. Tarana Burke started #metoomovement which caught attention worldwide in October 2017. Nowadays, we are experiencing a large number of women coming out with allegations against mostly famous... Continue Reading →

Stories of Indian Women in Science (a collaborative project between Sci-Illustrate and Drawing History of Science) SUDIPTA SENGUPTA

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science! 👩‍🔬 SUDIPTA SENGUPTA, GEOLOGIST (1946 - ) . 27th December 1983 was a historical day for Indian Science. . . The Indian govt started thinking about an expedition to Antartica in the 70s, from which ‘Mission Gangotri’ was born. In 1983, plans were made to establish a... Continue Reading →

Stories of Indian Women in Science (a collaborative project between Sci-Illustrate and Drawing History of Science) JANAKI AMMAL

JANAKI AMMAL 1897-1984 World War II was at its peak. London was bombed several times. Many escaped to the countryside. John Inns Horticulture institute was almost empty. Among few, an Indian woman continued her research amid the bombing campaign and chaos of war. Janaki Ammal. Janaki Ammal was one of the first women scientists to... Continue Reading →

Stories of Indian Women in Science (a collaborative project between Sci-Illustrate and Drawing History of Science) ASIMA CHATTERJEE

ASIMA CHATTERJEE 1917-2006 Last year was her 100th birth anniversary. Born on September 23, 1917, Asima Chatterjee was one of the first women in India to earn a doctorate in Science under the British Raj, receiving her Ph.D. in 1944 from the University of Calcutta. During 30s-40s, higher education for the girls was rare in... Continue Reading →

United Brothers, the story of the first scientific society in colonial India-AN ESSAY IN COMICS

  Historiography of a colony always has been dominated by the winners of the colonizing game. Settlement of a colony was not a linear story whatsoever. Rather it was a story of battle and game, winning and losing. History of Science in colonial India was no exception. British were the colonizer who's thrived and endured... Continue Reading →

Birth of the ‘First Science Fiction’

  In the year of 1593, Johannes Kepler submitted his thesis ' Somnium see Astronomia Lunari' for getting a degree from Tubingen University. But his thesis got a rejection. University administration found it fictional. But Somnium was based on 16-17th Century Astronomy. Later Kepler developed his thesis into a Science Fiction, the first science fiction... Continue Reading →

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