Sudipta Sengupta, the first Indian woman to conquer Antarctica


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Imagine an Indian woman in the 1980s overcoming her dread of the unknown and venturing to the icy Antarctica. Yes, there was a time when Indian women were reluctant to take up strenuous careers, let alone embark on extreme adventure journeys. Sudipta Sengupta, a professor at Jadavpur University's Structural Geology Department and a former employee of the Geological Survey of India, not only defeated patriarchy at work, but also performed something that women in her age could never have dreamed.


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