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In this section, find articles, essays, listicles on Indian feminist icons and history of the feminist movement in India and South Asia.

Binodini Dasi

Binodini Dasi: Trailblazer In Bengali Theatre | #IndianWomenInHistory

Binodini Dasi was an actress and activist who contributed immensely to women’s accessibility to public spaces, especially the stage.
Jasodhara Bagchi

Jasodhara Bagchi: Flame of Resistance And Freedom | #IndianWomenInHistory

Jasodhara Bagchi was an embodiment of resistance and freedom whose undying commitment to amplify the voices of fellow women still resonates.
Uda Devi

Uda Devi: Dalit Freedom Fighter In The 1857 Uprising | #IndianWomenInHistory

The memory of Uda Devi and her sacrifice is kept alive by Dalit communities who cherish her as a model of fearless Dalit womanhood.
Vina Mazumdar

Vina Mazumdar: A Pioneer Of Women’s Studies | #IndianWomenInHistory

Vina Mazumdar was an academic, left-wing activist and feminist and also a pioneer in women's studies in India.
Why We Must Remember Poet Saint Akka Mahadevi | #IndianWomenInHistory

Why We Must Remember Poet And Saint Akka Mahadevi

Akka Mahadevi was a twelfth century Kannada poet, saint and mystic and the first woman to have written vachanas in Kannada literature.
Rajeshwari Chatterjee

Rajeshwari Chatterjee: First Woman Engineer From Karnataka | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rajeshwari Chatterjee was a professor and later chairperson of the Department of Electro-Communication Engineering at IISc, Bangalore.
Anna Mani

Anna Mani: A Pioneer In The Field Of Scientific Research | #IndianWomenInHistory

Anna Mani was the Deputy Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department, who specialised in researching meteorological instruments.
Feminist Indian Theatre

How Feminist Theatre Emerged in India

Feminist Theatre is an intersection of art and activism, and a product of political as well as theatrical movements

Rukhmabai: From Child Bride To India’s First Practising Female Doctor

Rukhmabai was the first practicing female doctor in colonial India. She is also renowned for contributing to the Age of Consent Act, 1891.
Godavari Parulekar: A Life Of Activism | #IndianWomenInHistory

Godavari Parulekar: A Life Of Activism | #IndianWomenInHistory

Godavari Parulekar was a freedom fighter, writer, and social activist. Fuelled by her communist and marxist ideologies, she left a life of comfort to fight for the rights of the marginalized communities in Maharashtra, both before and after independence.

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Mainstream Cinema’s Casteism

6 Films That tackle Mainstream Cinema’s Casteism

Standout films that tackled mainstream cinema’s casteism : for acknowledging caste; for giving voice to the experience of those caste groups.
Dalit women writers

6 Books By Dalit Women Writers Exploring Lives Lived On The Margins Of Caste...

These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
Asexuality: Asexuality is a sexual orientation with a wide spectrum and has NO arbitrary definition. The spectrum extends from little or rare sexual attraction to no sexual attraction at all. There is no litmus test to determine if someone is asexual. Asexuality is like any other identity- at its core, it’s just a word that people use to help figure themselves out.

What Is Asexuality? These 8 Terms Will Help You Understand The Ace Spectrum

Asexuality is defined as someone who does not experience sexual attraction.