Gayathri Subran

Our #FIIMotivation is Gayathri Subran, the first Dalit woman to helm an aircraft in India. Hailing from Thrissur, Kerala, Gayathri is on the verge of obtaining her commercial pilot license at the age of 20. #MondayMotivation

On #WorldBookDay, our #FIIMotivation is Gulbadan Banu Begum, whose work Ahval-I Humayun Badshah – an intimate history of the reign of Humayun – is the only surviving Mughal history written by a woman in 16th century Mughal India. #MondayMotivation The sister of Humayun, Gulbadan Begum came to write about Babur and Humayun’s reign after being persuaded by her nephew Akbar. Scholars have described how Gulbadan’s history ‘lights up a woman’s world’. Gulbadan’s focus is on the everyday life of the royal family. She writes about the anxieties and pressures of the women in the royal family and even charts the emperor’s travels through the minds of the women in his household. The book also gives an account of the rare pilgrimage to Mecca that the women of the family undertook.

Stay connected with FII

58,206FansLike
7,321FollowersFollow
22,608FollowersFollow

What's Trending On FII?

rape survivor

It Took Me A While To Realise That I Was A Rape Survivor

To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
teachers

Dear Teachers, I Refuse To Be Your Standard ‘Good Girl’ | #ChalkfullBullying

My teachers failed me and countless other girls. I don't care about how good they are at their subjects or how hard they worked for their students, they don't deserve my respect at all.
classroom

Creating A Feminist Classroom: Why Should Marx Have All The Fun?

Every semester, there is at least one incident in a classroom where my colleagues have opened a discussion on feminism, and one student - very often boys, are wounded by this.
font-family: league-gothic, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400;