Did you know that the valiant Indian National Army (INA) had an all women's regiment? Meet the Rani Jhansi Regiment of the INA!
A renowned Indian classical dancer and the first to become a choreographer, Mrinalini Sarabhai was an epitome of grace.
Jahanara Begum became the First Lady (Padshah Begum) of the Mughal Empire at the tender age of 17 after her mother's death.
Kamala Das, Madhavi Kutty, Aami – the Mother of Modern English Poetry in India had many names. On the 9th anniversary of her death, #FIIRemembers this literary icon, who smashed stereotypes and defied expectations with every stroke of her pen.
Hansa Mehta was a staunch Indian feminist who had many caps to wear, from being a writer, reformer, social worker, educator to being a part of the constituent assembly where she advocated for the equality and justice for women in India.
Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy was an eminent medical practitioner, social reformer and legislator. She is also the founder of the Adyar Cancer Institute.
For almost 107 years (1819 to 1926), four extraordinary Begums of Bhopal ruled the princely state, each establishing a prosperous reign in their respective period.
Steadfast in her loyalty to her people and throne, Rani Avantibai is an icon of rebellion, sacrifice and martyrdom in a long, brutal history of fighting colonial rule.
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.
This is the story of Mirabehn, an ardent follower of Gandhi and a humanist social worker, who also played a key role in India’s freedom movement.