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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: The Life And Times Of Phoolan Devivideo

Watch: The Life And Times Of Phoolan Devi

We celebrate the incredible life of India's Bandit Queen, Phoolan Devi.
The Legendary Phoolan Devi

The Legendary 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: Challenges Faced By Women And Migrants

The Partition Of Bengal: Challenges Faced By Women And Migrants

The partition of Bengal witnessed a prolonged and torturous migration of mostly Hindus from East Bengal and large-scale violence against women.

The History Of ‘Hysteria’ And How Science Can Be Sexist

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.
Leila Seth

The Lady of Law and Love: A Tribute to Justice Leila Seth

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

Remembering The Red Feminist: Anuradha Ghandy | #IndianWomenInHistory

Anuradha Ghandy – a Marxist feminist, spent her revolutionary life fighting for the rights of women, Dalits and adivasis, and penning powerful critiques.
Iqbal Bano

Iqbal Bano – The Pakistani Songstress Who Sang Of Revolution

Iqbal Bano was a Pakistani singer who resisted the fascist Islamic rule of Zia ul Haq, singing revolutionary nazms that inspired millions.
5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

Sikh women have a long history of fighting patriarchy, enacting radical change, and taking up leadership roles.
Kamini Roy: Poet, Teacher And The First Woman Honours Graduate In British India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kamini Roy: Poet, Teacher And The First Woman Honours Graduate In British India

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: The Writer Who Introduced Us To Feminist Sci-Fi | #IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Rokeya: The Writer Who Introduced Us To Feminist Sci-Fi | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.

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This Is What My Feminist Marriage Looks Like

My feminist identity and my feminist marriage coexist and do so wonderfully, despite the judgment I faced for marrying early!
9 Women Authors Who Pioneered Postcolonial Feminism

9 Women Authors Who Pioneered Postcolonial Feminism

These women authors' writings have established the contours of feminism for us, as post-colonial subjects and as women of colour.
Living With Fibromyalgia: An Invisible And Chronic Illness

Living With Fibromyalgia: An Invisible And Chronic Illness

In a country where sensitivity to an invisible illness like fibromyalgia is abysmal, life can be very lonely indeed. A personal account.