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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.

Courtesan Contribution To Hindustani Classical Music —Lesser Told Histories

Courtesan Contribution To Hindustani Classical Music —Lesser Told Histories

Courtesan history documents that young girls were taken under the tutelage of eminent classical musicians, dancers and poets in the Mughal period, a time when art and culture received much attention and aesthetics flourished like never before.
Sarla Thakral: India's First Woman To Fly An Aircraft |#IndianWomenInHistory

Sarla Thakral: India’s First Woman To Fly An Aircraft |#IndianWomenInHistory

It was Sarla Thakral, who, back in the year 1936, at only the age of 21, became the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft and laid the groundwork for Indian women to enter the field of aviation.

P K Rosy: The Dalit Malayali Actress After Whom WCC Named Its Film Society|...

The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) is ready to launch its film society, named after Malayalam actress P K Rosy.
Nagammai: The Fearless But Forgotten Feminist Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Nagammai: The Fearless But Forgotten Feminist Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

The lack of information about Nagammai says less about her and more about the misogyny that is still ever present in the world of academia and politics.
Aasiya Jeelani: The Feminist Warrior Of Kashmir

Aasiya Jeelani: The Feminist Warrior Of Kashmir

In a time where Kashmiri narratives were male centric and male dominated, Aasiya Jeelani emerged as a carrier of justice for Kashmiri women.
Suniti Choudhury: The Youngest Female Revolutionary Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Suniti Choudhury: The Youngest Female Revolutionary Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Suniti Choudhury was held captive in Hijli Detention Camp as a "third class prisoner". The effects of her activities were also faced by her family.
Saraswathi Rajamani: India's Youngest Spy In The INA

Saraswathi Rajamani: India’s Youngest Spy In The INA | #IndianWomenInHistory

Saraswathi Rajamani was bestowed with the opportunity to investigate government orders and convey any message from the British military to the INA. She would be disguised as a young boy under the name of ‘Mani’.
Pritilata Waddedar: The Revolutionary “Birkannya” From Bengal| #IndianWomenInHistory

Pritilata Waddedar: The Revolutionary “Birkannya” From Bengal| #IndianWomenInHistory

At a time when women were not allowed into the internal meetings of the armed revolutionary group “Jugantar” in Bengal, Pritilata Waddedar not only participated in armed attacks against the oppressors but also led them.
Captain Prem Mathur: The Woman Who Swore To Fly High|#IndianWomenInHistory

Captain Prem Mathur: The Woman Who Swore To Fly High|#IndianWomenInHistory

Captain Prem Mathur, a young girl hailing from Allahabad, dared to challenge the ‘cult of domesticity’ and went on to become the first Indian woman commercial pilot.
Snehalata Reddy: The Fearless Woman Who Fought Against 1975 Emergency|#IndianWomenInHistory

Snehalata Reddy: The Fearless Woman Who Fought Against 1975 Emergency |#IndianWomenInHistory

Multi-talented actress and a fearless voice of dissent, Snehalata Reddy devoted her entire life to art and activism. She is revered for her unconditional commitment to democratic values and non-violent resistance.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Asexuality is often misinterpreted as a lack of sex by society, this leads to conflict between the asexual community and the society at large.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.