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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.
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.
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.
भारत में स्त्री विमर्श और स्त्री संघर्ष: इतिहास के झरोखे से

भारत में स्त्री विमर्श और स्त्री संघर्ष: इतिहास के झरोखे से

भारत में स्त्री संघर्ष और स्त्री अधिकार के आन्दोलन को इसी रूप में स्वतंत्रता आन्दोलन के परिप्रेक्ष्य में देखने की आवश्यकता है|
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.
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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“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.
internalized misogyny

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?