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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.

Mary Poonen Lukose: A Physician And Pioneering Figure | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mary Poonen Lukose: A Physician And Pioneering Figure | #IndianWomenInHistory

Born on 2 August, 1886, Mary Poonen Lukose was not just a notable gynecologist and obstetrician, but also the first female surgeon general in India.
Abala Bose: The Peerless Helpmate| #IndianWomenInHistory

Abala Bose: The Peerless Helpmate| #IndianWomenInHistory

Abala Bose deserves a special place in the great history for her pioneering work and life long devotion to the social causes.
Mata Khivi: The Woman Who Established The Langar System | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mata Khivi: The Woman Who Established The Langar System | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mata Khivi is remembered as the woman who upheld humanity above all other virtues and prejudices. She is the only one of Guru's wives whose name has been mentioned in the Guru Granth Sahib.
Princess Victoria Gowramma: The Lost Princess Of Coorg | #IndianWomenInHistory

Princess Victoria Gowramma: The Lost Princess Of Coorg | #IndianWomenInHistory

It’s impossible to trace Princess Victoria Gowramma's intricate lifetime of tragedy and romance without understanding the people and politics that governed her fate and sense of self.
surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

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.
Kadambari Devi: Rabindranath Tagore's Literary Companion | #IndianWomeninHistory

Kadambari Devi: Rabindranath Tagore’s Literary Companion | #IndianWomeninHistory

Kadambari Devi developed a literary sensibility after her marriage and grew up to be Tagore's best friend and harshest critic.
Rukmini Devi Arundale: The Dancer Who Refused Presidency | #IndianWomeninHistory

Rukmini Devi Arundale: The Dancer Who Refused Presidency | #IndianWomeninHistory

Throughout her long illustrious life, Rukmini Devi Arundale toiled at refurbishing the tarnished façades of classical dances (especially Bharatanatyam), and showcased their renewed splendour before the entire world.
Why The 'Women's Role In Planned Economy' Report (WRPE) 1939, Though Historically Ignored, Is Still Valid

Why The Women’s Role In Planned Economy (WRPE) Report 1939, Though Historically Ignored, Is...

Regarding night shifts and many works considered unfit for women, WRPE strongly suggested that, instead of barring women from such work, the organisations should be altered in a way that they accommodate and prioritise women's safety.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

संविधान सभा में हम उन प्रमुख पंद्रह महिला सदस्यों का योगदान आसानी से भुला चुके है या यों कहें कि हमने कभी इसे याद करने या तलाशने की जहमत नहीं की| तो आइये जानते है उन पन्द्रह भारतीय महिलाओं के बारे में जिन्होंने संविधान निर्माण में अपना अमूल्य योगदान दिया है|  
Dharti Aba Birsa Munda: The Indian Tribal Freedom Fighter

Dharti Aba Birsa Munda: The Indian Tribal Freedom Fighter

Birsa Munda, a champion of the struggles of the Adivasis is highly relevant today as this is the era of displacements in the name of development.

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Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
'Upper Caste' Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

‘Upper Caste’ Reservation And The Fallacy Of Income-Based Quota

The upper caste reservation bill shifts the focus from social injustice to one of economic inequity, thereby essentially erasing the pernicious effects of everyday casteism.
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.