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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.

gulabi gang members with lathis

Gulabi Gang: Breaking The Ceiling With Lathis | #IndianWomenInHistory

The article talks about the Gulabi Gang, a vigilante feminist group based in Uttar Pradesh. It chronicles their history and activism.
नीरजा भनोट : भारत ही नहीं बल्कि दुनिया के लिए एक सशक्त मिसाल

नीरजा भनोट : भारत ही नहीं बल्कि दुनिया के लिए एक सशक्त मिसाल

नीरजा ने अपनी जिंदगी में हौसले व हिम्मत के दम पर इतिहास में अपना नाम दर्ज कराया और वो हम सभी के लिए एक सशक्त मिसाल है|
Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan was the most distinguished organic chemist of her times in India, with multiple publications in The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry and many notable others.
Dr. Maharani Chakravorty: One Of India's Earliest Molecular Biologists | #IndianWomenInHistory

Maharani Chakravorty: One Of India’s Earliest Molecular Biologists | #IndianWomenInHistory

Read about the life and works of Dr. Maharani Chakravorty, one of the early molecular biologists, who paved way for the many women researchers in the country today.
The Women Warriors of the Chittagong Armoury Raid | #IndianWomenInHistory

The Women Warriors of the Chittagong Armoury Raid | #IndianWomenInHistory

The Chittagong Armoury Raid took place on 18 April 1930 and was an attempt at raiding the armoury of police and auxiliary forces, led by freedom fighter Surya Sen.
Kanaklata Barua: The Forgotten Teen Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kanaklata Barua: The Forgotten Teen Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Very few know about the sacrifice made by Kanaklata Baruah who attained martyrdom in her teens.Lost in the pages of Assamese history, she is remembered as the youngest freedom fighter from Assam.
Hirabai Barodekar: First Indian Woman Artist To Hold Ticketed Concerts

Hirabai Barodekar: First Indian Woman Artist To Hold Ticketed Concerts | #IndianWomenInHistory

At a time when Indian women performing onstage was considered taboo, Hirabai Barodekar created a record of sorts by staging the first-ever ticketed (paid) public concert which helped popularise Hindustani classical music.
T A Saraswathi Amma: The Scholar Who Specialised In Ancient Indian Geometry | #IndianWomenInHistory

T A Saraswathi Amma: The Scholar Who Specialised In Ancient Indian Geometry | #IndianWomenInHistory

T A Saraswathi Amma is one of many disavowed Indian women scholars, who has contributed in the field of history of mathematics and Sanskrit, through her work on ancient Indian geometry.
Ashapurna Devi: The Feminist Writer Of Bengal | #IndianWomenInHistory

Ashapurna Devi: The Feminist Writer Of Bengal | #IndianWomenInHistory

Ashapurna Devi's short stories, novellas, as well as larger novels, vividly portray the emergence of quintessential middle-class Bengali women.
Saraswatibai Phalke: India’s First Film Technician And Editor| #IndianWomenInHistory

Saraswatibai Phalke: India’s First Ever Film Editor And Technician | #IndianWomenInHistory

Saraswatibai Phalke contribution to the art and craft of film-making in India is immeasurable. Her story as a film technician and editor is much like the unsung behind-the-scenes crew, without whom a film cannot possibly be made.

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The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.