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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.

Mithan Tata: The Barrister Who Advocated Women's Voting Rights | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mithan Tata: The Barrister Who Advocated Women’s Voting Rights | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Mithan Tata was the first woman barrister to practice in a court. She was also a sheriff of Mumbai and served as a president of All India Women’s Conference.
Gauri Lankesh: The Fearless Journalist And Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Gauri Lankesh: The Fearless Journalist And Activist

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Gauri Lankesh was a staunch critic of the Right-Wing politics, that subscribed to the virulent brand of Hindu nationalism called the Hindut
Mahadevi Verma: A Feminist Writer And Humanitarian | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mahadevi Verma: A Feminist Writer And Humanitarian | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Mahadevi Verma was a preacher of the Buddhist philosophy and wrote about issues of great importance such as, women’s issues and social reforms.
Janki Devi: The Woman Who Took Part In Swadeshi Movement | #IndianWomenInHistory

Janki Devi: The Woman Who Took Part In Swadeshi Movement | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Smt. Janki Devi Bajaj was a strong advocator of the Gandhian way of life. During the nationalist movement of India, she actively participated in the Swadeshi movement.
Sulochanabai Dongre: The Woman Who Advocated Birth-Control In Dalit Feminism | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sulochanabai Dongre: The Woman Who Advocated Birth-Control In Dalit Feminism | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Sulochanabai Dongre was very important politically as she was the first nationwide call for birth control and education as major barriers to overcome for achieving parity, post Periyar.
Like many women revolutionaries of her time, Durga Devi fought not only to repel the autocratic government from her homeland but shape the route to women's participation in the freedom struggle.

Durga Devi: The Revolutionary Who Led Bhagat Singh To Freedom | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Like many women revolutionaries of her time, Durga Devi fought not only to repel the autocratic government from her homeland but shape the route to women's participation in the freedom struggle.
Sikander Begum: The Begum Who Was The “Star Of Colonial India” | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sikander Begum: The Begum Who Was The “Star Of Colonial India” | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Being the reformer and the educationalist, Nawab Sikander Begum Sahiba was devoted towards female education and she founded the Victoria School for girls.
Eunice De Souza: The Woman Who Dominated The Poetry Skyline | #IndianWomenInHistory

Eunice De Souza: The Woman Who Dominated The Poetry Skyline | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Eunice de Souza has written and published a range of writings including the novels Dangerlok (2001) and Dev And Simran (2003), four children’s books and poetry collections.
Rudrama Devi: The Queen Who Wore A King’s Image | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rudrama Devi: The Queen Who Wore A King’s Image | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Rudrama Devi maintained the designation that was bestowed on her and ruled as a King. She wore male attire and maintained a similar demeanour.
Padmaja Naidu : The Longest Serving Female Governor |#IndianWomenInHistory

Padmaja Naidu : The Longest Serving Female Governor | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Padmaja Naidu was an Indian freedom fighter and a former governor of West Bengal. She was also the joint founder of the Indian National Congress in Hyderabad.

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‘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'.
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Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.

Can You Really Be A Heterosexual Feminist In This Patriarchal World?

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Can a woman really, given what she knows, enter a relationship of trust, adulation and love with a man? Can she really be a heterosexual feminist?