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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.

Kamala Das

Kamala Das – The Mother Of Modern Indian English Poetry | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Kamala Das was a Malayali and English writer, who wrote with unsettling honesty on love, sexuality, menstruation – a foremost feminist voice.
Kerala's Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Kerala’s Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

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Imagine paying a tax to cover your breasts? Kerala women once did.
Razia Sultan

Razia Sultan: The First and Last Woman Ruler of Delhi Sultanate | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Razia Sultan was the only female ruler in the Delhi Sultanate. She battled conservative factions who didn't want her to be Queen.
Life Of Pandita Ramabai: Championing Women’s Education And Social Reform | #IndianWomenInHistory

Life Of Pandita Ramabai: Championing Women’s Education And Social Reform | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Pandita Ramabai was a truly remarkable woman who pioneered women’s education and rebelliously championed for women’s rights and empowerment.
Kittur Rani Chennamma leading the battle

Rani Kittur Chennamma: India’s Valiant Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Kittur Chennamma, queen of Kittur, was an Indian ruler to lead an armed rebellion against the British East India Company. Even though her attempt failed, she was an inspiration for the upcoming freedom fighters.
Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu: The Nightingale Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Sarojini Naidu was a poet, politican and women's rights activist and a leading figure in Indian Independence and India's 1st female governor.
Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla: The First Indian Woman In Space | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Kalpana Chawla’s life trajectory knows no parallel, which makes her this century’s biggest trailblazer for Indian women in science.
Toru Dutt: A Bengali Poet Known For Her Poetry In English And French | #IndianWomenInHistory

Toru Dutt: A Bengali Poet Known For Her Poetry In English And French |...

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Toru Dutt is often considered the first Indian poetess to write verses in French and in English. Yet, she did not live very long to see any of it.
The Evolution Of Women's Studies In India | Feminism in India

The Evolution Of Women’s Studies In India

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Women’s studies have provided new and improved perspectives on major themes – women’s issues, gender, sexuality, caste to name a few – that have a significant impact and role to play in society. It has also long been a part of the larger feminist movement in India.  
Bhakti Movement

The Bhakti Movement and Roots of Indian Feminism

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The women of the Bhakti movement challenged Brahminical patriarchy through their songs, poems and ways of life.

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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'.
The Top 7 Wonders Of The Contemporary Fascist World

The Top 7 Wonders Of The Contemporary Fascist World

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As we look around, we see protests, students agitated, universities attacked, and not to forget the other retrograde fascist Bills that await their turn in the Parliament to be passed and enacted.
Film Review: Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Sings Hindu Propaganda

Film Review: Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Sings Hindu Propaganda

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The film’s preoccupation with hyper machismo leaves its female characters with very little screen time. Kajol who essays the role of Tanhaji’s wife, Savitribai, has not more than five or six scenes to her credit.