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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.

Watch: Meet The Rani Jhansi Regiment Of The INA | Feminism In India

Watch: Meet The Rani Jhansi Regiment Of The INA

Did you know that the valiant Indian National Army (INA) had an all women's regiment? Meet the Rani Jhansi Regiment of the INA!

Mrinalini Sarabhai: The Dancer Whose Feet Wrought Change | #IndianWomenInHistory

A renowned Indian classical dancer and the first to become a choreographer, Mrinalini Sarabhai was an epitome of grace.

Jahanara Begum: A Mughal Queen Like No Other | #IndianWomenInHistory

Jahanara Begum became the First Lady (Padshah Begum) of the Mughal Empire at the tender age of 17 after her mother's death.
Watch: Remembering Kamala Das, The Mother Of Modern English Poetry

Watch: Remembering Kamala Das, The Mother Of Modern English Poetry

Kamala Das, Madhavi Kutty, Aami – the Mother of Modern English Poetry in India had many names. On the 9th anniversary of her death, #FIIRemembers this literary icon, who smashed stereotypes and defied expectations with every stroke of her pen.
Hansa Mehta

Hansa Mehta: Reformer In Gender Justice And Education | #IndianWomenInHistory

Hansa Mehta was a staunch Indian feminist who had many caps to wear, from being a writer, reformer, social worker, educator to being a part of the constituent assembly where she advocated for the equality and justice for women in India.

Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy: Founder Of Adyar Cancer Institute | #IndianWomenInHistory

Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy was an eminent medical practitioner, social reformer and legislator. She is also the founder of the Adyar Cancer Institute.
Begums of Bhopal

The Begums of Bhopal: A Dynasty Of Powerful Women

For almost 107 years (1819 to 1926), four extraordinary Begums of Bhopal ruled the princely state, each establishing a prosperous reign in their respective period.
Rani Avantibai

Rani Avantibai: Remembering The Warrior Queen From Ramgarh | #IndianWomenInHistory

Steadfast in her loyalty to her people and throne, Rani Avantibai is an icon of rebellion, sacrifice and martyrdom in a long, brutal history of fighting colonial rule.
body hair

A History Of Body Hair Removal And Distorted Body Image

Body hair removal emerged as a survival tactic many millennia ago. With time, it was reduced to aesthetics, which served as a foundation for the oppressive and gendered notions of feminine hairlessness.
Mirabehn

Mirabehn: A Key Player In The Indian Freedom Struggle

This is the story of Mirabehn, an ardent follower of Gandhi and a humanist social worker, who also played a key role in India’s freedom movement.

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5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About | Feminism In India

5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About

It’s important to learn about women historians who have increasingly influenced our understanding of the world and its history.
6 Bollywood Characters You Didn’t Know Were Feminist | Feminism In India

6 Bollywood Characters You Didn’t Know Were Feminist

Can on-screen feminism go beyond the abla naari turned Kali maa? Let’s meet some subtler Bollywood characters who were feminists.
How Biological Determinism Perpetuated Sexism Through Science

How Biological Determinism Perpetuates Sexism Using ‘Science’

Biological determinism, by definition, refers to the ''idea that all human behaviour is innate, determined by genes, brain size, or other