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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.

Meet 7 Indian Suffragettes Of The British Suffrage Movement

Meet 7 Indian Suffragettes Of The British Suffrage Movement

Here are some but not all the Indian suffragettes who brought about change for women in Britain and India:
Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh: The Actress And Singer Who Thrived Despite Personal Turmoil | #IndianWomeninHistory

Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh: The Actress And Singer Who Thrived Despite Personal Turmoil | #IndianWomenInHistory

Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh was a very poignant Indian actress and a Hindustani singer who had a very prosperous career.
Kadambini Ganguly: The 19th Century Doctor Who Broke The Glass Ceiling | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kadambini Ganguly: The 19th Century Doctor Who Broke The Glass Ceiling | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kadambini Ganguly (18 July, 1861-3 October, 1923), born as Kadambini Basu, was one of the first two female graduates (along with Chandramukhi Basu) from India. She also went on to become one of the first female doctors of the country who were certified to practise western medicine.
Parveen Babi: The Actress Who Was Unafraid To Speak Her Mind | #IndianWomenInHistory

Parveen Babi: The Actress Who Was Unafraid To Speak Her Mind | #IndianWomenInHistory

Parveen Babi was an actress, model, and interior designer, whose life transitioned from anonymity into the limelight and back to anonymity again.
Sulagitti Narasamma: The Radical Mother of all | #IndianWomeninHistory

Sulagitti Narasamma: The Radical Mother Of All | #IndianWomeninHistory

Sulagitti Narasamma is the mother who worked selflessly to deliver 15,000 babies and in turn became the radical force of her nomadic tribe.
Zohra Segal: The Actress That Breathed Life| #IndianWomeninHistory

Zohra Sehgal: The Actress That Breathed Life | #IndianWomeninHistory

Zohra Sehgal lived life on her own terms, breaking away from the chains which bound the average woman of her time and social position.
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.

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
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A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?