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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

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

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

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

Pandita Ramabai was a truly remarkable woman who pioneered women’s education and rebelliously championed for women’s rights and empowerment.
Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu: The Nightingale Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sarojini Naidu was a poet, politican and women's rights activist and a leading figure in Indian Independence and India's 1st female governor.
Kittur Rani Chennamma leading the battle

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

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.
Kalpana Chawla

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

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 |...

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

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.  
Rani Rashmoni

Rani Rashmoni: The Large-hearted Rebel Who Fought Social Evils | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rani Rashmoni was an undaunted, courageous woman, who devoted herself to the upliftment and welfare of the common people.

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Kabir Singh: The Poster Boy For Toxic Masculinity

Kabir Singh: The Poster Boy For Toxic Masculinity

With a predictable plot, unnecessary violence, the resurgence of a broken hero and typical stalker-turned-lover relation, Kabir Singh is a painful three-hour experience for the viewer.
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.
When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

Coming from a conservative Muslim family where your male cousins won’t even look at you if you are not wearing a dupatta, I have always felt that my body was constantly scrutinised and kept under the male gaze.