Sugandhaa is a post-graduate in Philosophy from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Her major areas of interest are feminism, art and aesthetics. Her articles have been published in The Quint, Pearson, and Business World, among others. She loves engaging with historical fiction - when she isn't reading it, she is daydreaming about it!
Body hair removal emerged as a survival tactic many millennia ago. With time, it was reduced to aesthetics, which served as a foundation for the oppressive and gendered notions of feminine hairlessness.
Savitribai Phule, first female teacher of the first women’s school in India is a pioneer figure. She relentlessly fought against the dominant caste system and worked towards the upliftment of the marginalized.