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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.

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.
Suniti Choudhury: The Youngest Female Revolutionary Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Suniti Choudhury: The Youngest Female Revolutionary Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Suniti Choudhury was held captive in Hijli Detention Camp as a "third class prisoner". The effects of her activities were also faced by her family.
Saraswathi Rajamani: India's Youngest Spy In The INA

Saraswathi Rajamani: India’s Youngest Spy In The INA | #IndianWomenInHistory

Saraswathi Rajamani was bestowed with the opportunity to investigate government orders and convey any message from the British military to the INA. She would be disguised as a young boy under the name of ‘Mani’.
Pritilata Waddedar: The Revolutionary “Birkannya” From Bengal| #IndianWomenInHistory

Pritilata Waddedar: The Revolutionary “Birkannya” From Bengal| #IndianWomenInHistory

At a time when women were not allowed into the internal meetings of the armed revolutionary group “Jugantar” in Bengal, Pritilata Waddedar not only participated in armed attacks against the oppressors but also led them.
Captain Prem Mathur: The Woman Who Swore To Fly High|#IndianWomenInHistory

Captain Prem Mathur: The Woman Who Swore To Fly High|#IndianWomenInHistory

Captain Prem Mathur, a young girl hailing from Allahabad, dared to challenge the ‘cult of domesticity’ and went on to become the first Indian woman commercial pilot.
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.
Krishna Sobti: Doyen of Hindi Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Krishna Sobti: Doyen Of Hindi Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Krishna Sobti was a prolific Hindi writer, who passed away earlier this year who, despite having a strong female presence and presenting bold female characters in her story, has resisted the label of 'women writer'.
Gangubai Hangal: The Vocalist With A Feisty Voice |#IndianWomenInHistory

Gangubai Hangal: The Vocalist With A Feisty Voice |#IndianWomenInHistory

Gangubai Hangal was an empowered woman who by the dint of her hard labour, dedication and innate talent made it to the highest echelons, despite her poverty and lower caste status.
Forgotten Histories: Adivasi Women Of The Warli Revolt

Forgotten Histories: Adivasi Women Of The Warli Revolt

The involvement of the tribal women in the Warli revolt was supported by the Kisan Sabha leader, Godaveri Parulekar, also known lovingly as Godutai (elder sister) by the Adivasis.
Bimala Maji And Intersections of Class, Caste and Gender in Tebhaga Movement

Bimala Maji And Intersections Of Class, Caste And Gender In Tebhaga Movement

Bimala Maji was a peasant activist from Midnapur, Bengal who played a vital role in organising the peasant women into the Nari Bahini (tr. Women's militia) in the Tehbhaga Movement subverting her marginalisation as a lower class, Dalit child-widow into a position of power.

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The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

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