Instead of subsidising her role in shadows of Gandhi, we should remember her by her own strength, achievements and sacrifices
Irawati Karve’s study on the Kinship Organization in India revolutionised and simplified future research on the subject.
Abadi Bano Begum set an exemplary precedent for all women in general and Muslim women in particular as she encourged them to take part in the freedom struggle.
Rabi'a Basri was a strong-willed woman who criticised and helped develop the other Sufi masters of her time.
The role of Mughal women in politics was magnificent which is generally neglected by the mainstream historians.
Durga Khote made significant contribution to Bollywood for nearly five decades, from the 1930s to the 1980s and broke many barriers in doing so.
When it came to the rights and equality of women in India, Periyar was a feminist at a time the word was still alien to India.
Balasaraswati was instrumental in showcasing Bharatanatyam beyond the frontiers of India, and in the process garnered worldwide recognition.
Ammu Swaminathan bravely stood up against the injustice around her and actively worked to bring about structural change in the society.
Gauhar Jaan redefined hindustani music by incorporating technology with her style of singing. Her legacy remains forgotten and neglected.