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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.

R. Kalyanamma

R. Kalyanamma: Karnataka’s Pioneer Journalist Who Wrote On Women’s Issues |#IndianWomenInHistory

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R. Kalyanamma, a pioneer writer and journalist from Karnataka, wrote in an era where women's voices were policed, and often, silenced.
Hajrah Begum

Hajrah Begum: The Communist Leader We All Should Know About | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Hajrah Begum, an independent Muslim woman, worked for the nationalist movement and later spear-headed the cause of communism in India.
Rani Mangammal: The Fierce Queen of Madurai | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rani Mangammal: The Fierce Queen of Madurai | #IndianWomenInHistory

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No history of Madurai is complete without highlighting the trials and tribulations of Rani Mangammal, a woman of tact and political skill.
The Medaram Jana Jatara: India's Largest Tribal Festival

The Medaram Jana Jatara: India’s Largest Tribal Festival

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The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
Sushila Nayar

Sushila Nayar: The Public Health Hero We All Should Know About | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Dr Sushila Nayar was a central figure in the development of health care programs and educational institutes in India for more than 40 years.
lakshmi Sahgal

Capt. Dr. Lakshmi Sahgal: Officer Of The Indian National Army | #IndianWomenInHistory

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A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Lakshmi Sahgal was a significant voice of Indian women’s movement prior to the Independence and later as well.
Maha Laqa Chanda: The First Female Published Urdu Poet Of The Indian Subcontinent| #IndianWomenInHistory

Maha Laqa Chanda: The First Female Published Urdu Poet Of The Indian Subcontinent |...

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Maha Laqa was the first female published Urdu poet of the Indian subcontinent. A courtesan by profession, she was a force to reckon with.
Begum Hamida Habibullah: Politician And Social Activist|#IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Hamida Habibullah: Politician And Social Activist|#IndianWomenInHistory

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Begum Hamida Habibullah's work as a politician and a social activist changed the lives of thousands of women in and out of Lucknow.
Jyoti Lanjewar: The Marathi Dalit-Feminist Poet | #IndianWomenInHistory

Jyoti Lanjewar: The Marathi Dalit-Feminist Poet | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Jyoti Lanjewar, a Marathi Dalit writer and activist, has a silence presence in the literary historical landscape. While she is known in many Dalit literary circles for her evocative writing, not much literature is dedicated to acknowledging her strides in revolutionising the Dalit-feminist consciousness.
Anandibai Joshi

Anandibai Joshi: India’s First Woman MD (Doctor of Medicine)| #IndianWomenInHistory

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Anandibai Joshi was a torchbearer of the movement that led many Indians, especially women, to access education at par with their colonisers.

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Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.