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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.

Neerja Bhanot

Neerja Bhanot: Not All Heroes Wear Capes | #IndianWomenInHistory

Neerja Bhanot's superpower was her ability to keep moving forward. As well as her ability to stay calm in trying situations.
Anasuya Sarabhai

Anasuya Sarabhai: First Woman Trade Union Leader | #IndianWomenInHistory

Anasuya Sarabhai was the first woman trade union leader in India, and also the founder of  Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association.
Fearless Nadia

Commemorating Fearless Nadia: Dauntless Actress And Stuntwoman

Fearless Nadia is remembered for swinging from the chandelier to jumping off cliffs to fighting atop a speeding train and befriending lions.
Sitara Devi

Sitara Devi: Introducing Bollywood To Kathak | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sitara Devi was an artist and Kathak pioneer who first introduced the classical dance form in mainstream Bollywood.
Toru Dutt: A Bengali Poet Known For Her Poetry In English And French | #IndianWomenInHistory

Toru Dutt: A Bengali Poet Known For Her Poetry In English And French |...

Toru Dutt is often considered the first Indian poetess to write verses in French and in English. Yet, she did not live very long to see any of it.
6 Indian Queens Who Fought Colonialism | #IndianWomenInHistory

6 Indian Queens Who Fought Colonialism

India is no stranger to warrior women who ruled or even fought when the need to defend arose. Hence, Indian history also has its fair share of queens who rose up to colonial conflicts.
Watch: Savitribai Phule – The Pioneer Of Indian Women’s Education | #IndianWomenInHistory

Watch: Savitribai Phule – The Pioneer Of Indian Women’s Education | #IndianWomenInHistory

Today, on January 3rd, FII pays homage to our feminist foremother Savitribai Phule on her birth anniversary.
Chakali Ilamma

Remembering Chakali Ilamma – A Revolutionary Bahujan Woman | #IndianWomenInHistory

Chakali Ilamma inspired many women to protect their land from the Nizam's Army and landlords while facing threats of sexual assault and husbands being killed.
Ateeqa Bano

Ateeqa Bano And Her Collected Pieces Of History | #IndianWomenInHistory

From Sopore in the North to Shopian in the South Kashmir, Ateeqa Bano travelled to collect things that represented Kashmir in many ways.
Rasoolan Bai

Rasoolan Bai And The Lost Art Of Thumri | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rasoolan Bai was a Hindustani classical singer who contested the 'sanitised' nature of classical music and was a pioneer of the art of the thumri.

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Lakshmi – A Must Watch Short Film On Conjugality And Sexuality

Directed by Sarjun KM, Lakshmi is a radical departure from a monochromatic portrayal of a middle-class woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
Aziz Ansari

‘Good Men’, Let’s Talk About Aziz Ansari, Shall We?

The Aziz Ansari story is a clear indication of how ‘good men’ perceive sex: as some kind of a prize they deserve.
This Is What Intimate Partner Rape Looks Like | Feminism In India

This Is What Intimate Partner Rape Looks Like

Most people who saw me regularly at the time would vouch that I was perfectly happy and normal. That doesn’t change the reality that I was experiencing intimate partner rape.