Bombay 100 Years Ago

Building of Alexandra Native Girl's High School

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Medium & Surface: Inkjet print on archival paper
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When it was believed that a womanÕs horizons should not extend beyond home and hearth, Manockjee Cursetjee, a man far ahead of his time, strongly felt that only the education of the girl child would bring about the required change in society. Cursetjee was twice appointed Sheriff of Bombay and had the distinction of being the first Indian to be appointed as fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a member of the Masonic Lodge. Utilising part of his own residence, Villa Byculla, he started an English Medium School with 13 Indian pupils on 1st September 1863. Rather than naming the school after himself or any family member, he chose to name the school the Alexandra Native Girls' English Institution, after Princess Alexandra, then Princess of Wales who was renowned for her radiant beauty, humaneness and nobility, as he felt she would be an ideal for the students to look up to.Though a staunch Zoroastrian, he threw open the portals of his school, despite opposition, to girls of all castes and communities. When the school shifted to Waudby Road in 1890, it was housed in the most impressive Gothic building constructed by Khan Bahadur Muncherjee Cowasjee Murzban and became a landmark in the Fort area. The word 'Native' was later dropped and it was called, 'The Alexandra Girls' English Institution'.Later, a new building was erected. But a part of the heritage structure Ð the beautiful arches were left untouched and stand tall even today.


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