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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.

Kamla Chaudhry: The Edgy Feminist Writer And Political Activist| #IndianWomenInHistory

Kamla Chaudhry: The Edgy Feminist Writer And Political Activist| #IndianWomenInHistory

Amongst the many forgotten names of women who shaped the history of our country in different ways, is one name that continues to be a mystery – Kamla Chaudhry. An accomplished Hindi writer, she also played a crucial part in drafting the Indian constitution in 1948.

Attia Hosain: A Radical Muslim Writer And Archivist Of The Partition | #IndianWomenInHistory

Attia Hosain was a prominent Indian novelist, journalist, broadcaster and short-story writer who wrote in English. She started writing at a young age and is known for her works revolving around themes such as Partition and gender.

Women In The Streets: Walking Through History, Literature And Activism

Feminist intervention around women’s safety in urban spaces and women’s right to experiencing the city led to the creation of various feminist campaigns in India. #IWillGoOut and #WhyLoiter, are offline and online campaigns documenting the idle walking of women in the streets in Indian urban and peri-urban spaces.

Tracing The Colonial Past Of Modern Indian Regressive Laws

Be it now repealed Section 497—Adultery, Section 377—which implied criminalisation of homosexuality, or laws on Marital Rape, there has been a colonial colour to the laws related to women and the LGBTQ+ community in India.

Indrani Rahman: The Glamour Girl Of Indian Classical Dance| #IndianWomenInHistory

Indrani Rahman had an inherent passion for dance which took her to places far and near, worldwide. Through her mastery of multiple dance forms she left an indelible impression on the repertoire of Indian Classical Dance.

Remembering Chipko Movement: The Women-led Indigenous Struggle

The Chipko movement is a pioneering ecological movement and an indigenous ecofeminist protest which brought women to the foreground.

Shankuntala Devi: The Math Prodigy Who Researched About Homosexuality | #IndianWomenInHistory

Packed with interviews from the community and her study on homosexuality, Devi explicitly called out Section 377 and the unacceptable decriminalisation of homosexuality in India.

Understanding Andal: Desexualised Mother And Her Erotic Desires

Out of 12 Alvars (Vishnu worshippers), Andal is the only female poetess/ saint who is worshipped for her unabashed desires and devotion towards the lord Vishnu.
Wajida Tabassum: The Muslim Feminist Writer With A Distinct Style| #IndianWomenInHistory

Wajida Tabassum: The Muslim Feminist Writer With A Distinct Style| #IndianWomenInHistory

Wajida Tabassum is the first story writer to be called sahib-e-asloob (a writer with a distinct style) after Ismat Chughtai.
Kondapalli Koteswaramma: Andhra's Communist Revolutionary Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kondapalli Koteswaramma: Andhra’s Communist Revolutionary Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kondapalli Koteswaramma, a communist leader, writer and feminist had lived a long revolutionary life and her voice was one of those rare voices from the margins which helped reconstitute a politics which is both inclusive and extensive, aimed to build a better world

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What Neha Shoree's Murder Tells Us About Punjab's Drug Problem

What Neha Shoree’s Murder Tells Us About Punjab’s Drug Problem

Dr. Neha Shoree, an official of the State Government of Punjab's Food and Drug Administration wing, was shot dead on 29th March, in broad daylight, in her office.
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Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

From preparing the land, selecting seeds, transplanting the seedlings, applying manure/fertilisers/pesticides and then harvesting, winnowing and threshing, women work harder and longer than male farmers but are never recognised.