„Bombay is far ahead of Bengal in the matter of female education. I have visited some of the best schools in Bengal and Bombay, and I can say from my own experience that there are a larger number of girls receiving public education in Bombay than in Bengal; but while Bengal has not come up to Bombay as far as regarded extent of education, Bengal is not behind Bombay in the matter of solidarity and depth.“
— Keshub Chunder Sen Indian academic 1838 - 1884
Speech delivered at the East India Association, London, on 13th May 1870. See Female Education in India for full speech.