Leela Roy prioritised raising women’s political awareness and civic skills and encouraged women’s participation in every walk of life.
Mona Ahmed did not just rise to be an apostle of gurus who ran Delhi’s ‘trans underworld’ but also a muse for artists around the world.
Kishori Amonkar redefined the traditional structure of Hindustani Classical Music and voiced her opinion on recognition of female artists.
These pioneer Indian women have stood up for themselves to make a mark in the history of humankind and more specifically, Indian history.
Kuyili's bravery and brilliance allowed Velu Nachiyar to not only win the battle against the British, but also reclaim her kingdom.
Archana Sharma was a pioneer in the study of the structure of chromosomes, for which she developed new staining and pre-treatment techniques. Her contribution is not to be downplayed as these techniques were widely applicable and used by scientists worldwide.
Chand Bibi was a regent and warrior who pioneered a Deccan confederation and defended them against the Mughal army twice.
India wouldn't be polio free today without the firm and resolute will of Fathema Ismail, the woman who led the battle against polio.
The idea that women in early India enjoyed 'high status' is created only through exclusion of lower caste women and demonization of Muslims.
Soti Joymoti's sacrifice for her state paved the way for the establishment of a stronger and more stable Ahom Kingdom in Assam. Her story of patriotism is an inspiration for many.