We celebrate the incredible life of India's Bandit Queen, Phoolan Devi.
Phoolan Devi’s story is extraordinary - she withstood horrendously oppressive circumstances, was the victim of systemic structural injustice and she not only survived to tell the tale, but she came out on top.
The partition of Bengal witnessed a prolonged and torturous migration of mostly Hindus from East Bengal and large-scale violence against women.
Hysteria was a medical diagnosis in the Middle Ages for women who didn't bow to patriarchy. The word still retains shards of its sexist past.
Justice Leila Seth, the first woman Chief Justice of a state court, fought against societal evil all her life and remains an inspiration.
Anuradha Ghandy – a Marxist feminist, spent her revolutionary life fighting for the rights of women, Dalits and adivasis, and penning powerful critiques.
Iqbal Bano was a Pakistani singer who resisted the fascist Islamic rule of Zia ul Haq, singing revolutionary nazms that inspired millions.
Sikh women have a long history of fighting patriarchy, enacting radical change, and taking up leadership roles.
Kamini Roy was a fierce feminist, poet, teacher and social worker from Bengal. She was the first woman honours graduate in British India.
Begum Rokeya was a Bengali writer and activist, who wrote the first feminist science-fiction. She has often been touted as the pioneer feminist of Bengal.