March is celebrated as Women’s History Month across the world, in order to recognise and bring to light the contributions of women in shaping the modern world.
As you know, history has long been a Boys’ Club, from the people being written about to the people writing the books. Women’s voices, stories and contributions have been silenced in the making of history. Women’s History Month is a concerted effort to change that.
In that vein, every year since 2017 we publish well-researched articles and long-form essays that talk about important #IndianWomenInHistory, or the role of Indian women in important historical movements. The possibilities are endless – women in music, art, literature, dance, science, technology, religion, law and politics!
How can you participate?
We have created an initial list of Indian women who have done ground-breaking work in their respective fields but haven’t received the acknowledgment they deserve. We want to profile their life and work each day beginning March 1.
Please choose your personality and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your choice within the month of March. We’re accepting submissions in English and Hindi.