R. Kalyanamma, a pioneer writer and journalist from Karnataka, wrote in an era where women's voices were policed, and often, silenced.
Hajrah Begum, an independent Muslim woman, worked for the nationalist movement and later spear-headed the cause of communism in India.
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 is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
Dr Sushila Nayar was a central figure in the development of health care programs and educational institutes in India for more than 40 years.
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 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's work as a politician and a social activist changed the lives of thousands of women in and out of Lucknow.
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 was a torchbearer of the movement that led many Indians, especially women, to access education at par with their colonisers.