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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.

Padmaja Naidu : The Longest Serving Female Governor |#IndianWomenInHistory

Padmaja Naidu : The Longest Serving Female Governor | #IndianWomenInHistory

Padmaja Naidu was an Indian freedom fighter and a former governor of West Bengal. She was also the joint founder of the Indian National Congress in Hyderabad.
Karaikkal Ammaiyar: The Woman Who Defied Patriarchal Norms Of Beauty |#IndianWomenInHistory

Karaikkal Ammaiyar: The Woman Who Defied Patriarchal Norms Of Beauty |#IndianWomenInHistory

Karaikkal Ammaiyar is one of the greatest figures of early Tamil literature, a Bhakti poet and saint who probably lived during the 6th century AD.
Arati Saha: The Woman Who Channeled Her Success Through The English Channel |#IndianWomenInHistory

Arati Saha: The Woman Who Channeled Her Success Through The English Channel | #IndianWomenInHistory

In 1948, Arati Saha won two silvers in 100m freestyle and 200m breaststroke, a bronze in 200m freestyle at the national championship held in Mumbai. She also made an all India record in 1949.
Maharani Gayatri Devi: Woman Who Lived Life On Her Own Terms |#IndianWomenInHistory

Maharani Gayatri Devi: Woman Who Lived Life On Her Own Terms | #IndianWomenInHistory

After independence of India, Gayatri Devi contested Indian Parliamentary elections in 1962 and won with record breaking 192,909 votes creating a record.
Begum Qudsia Zaidi: The Woman Who Founded Hindustani Theatre |#IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Qudsia Zaidi: The Woman Who Founded Hindustani Theatre | #IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Qudsia Zaidi was a playwright, author and a social worker. She has written numerous books for children and adults alike.
Courtesan Contribution To Hindustani Classical Music —Lesser Told Histories

Courtesan Contribution To Hindustani Classical Music —Lesser Told Histories

Courtesan history documents that young girls were taken under the tutelage of eminent classical musicians, dancers and poets in the Mughal period, a time when art and culture received much attention and aesthetics flourished like never before.
Sarla Thakral: India's First Woman To Fly An Aircraft |#IndianWomenInHistory

Sarla Thakral: India’s First Woman To Fly An Aircraft |#IndianWomenInHistory

It was Sarla Thakral, who, back in the year 1936, at only the age of 21, became the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft and laid the groundwork for Indian women to enter the field of aviation.

P K Rosy: The Dalit Malayali Actress After Whom WCC Named Its Film Society|...

The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) is ready to launch its film society, named after Malayalam actress P K Rosy.
Nagammai: The Fearless But Forgotten Feminist Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Nagammai: The Fearless But Forgotten Feminist Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

The lack of information about Nagammai says less about her and more about the misogyny that is still ever present in the world of academia and politics.
Aasiya Jeelani: The Feminist Warrior Of Kashmir

Aasiya Jeelani: The Feminist Warrior Of Kashmir

In a time where Kashmiri narratives were male centric and male dominated, Aasiya Jeelani emerged as a carrier of justice for Kashmiri women.

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‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
Snehalata Reddy: The Fearless Woman Who Fought Against 1975 Emergency|#IndianWomenInHistory

Snehalata Reddy: The Fearless Woman Who Fought Against 1975 Emergency |#IndianWomenInHistory

Multi-talented actress and a fearless voice of dissent, Snehalata Reddy devoted her entire life to art and activism. She is revered for her unconditional commitment to democratic values and non-violent resistance.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.