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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.

Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari: The Paradox We Never Knew | #IndianWomenInHistory

Meena Kumari pioneered the portrayal of feminine anguish and sorrow, earning her the title of 'Tragedy Queen of Bollywood'.
Accamma Cherian

Accamma Cherian: The Jhansi Rani Of Travancore | #IndianWomenInHistory

Accamma Cherian was a freedom fighter from Kerala who protested against the Dewan of Travancore to revoke a ban on Travancore State Congress.
6 Women's Movements From The North East That You Should Know Of

Six Women’s Movements From The North East That You Should Know Of

Here are six powerful women's movements from the North East of India that your mainstream feminism didn't tell you about.
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|
Dakshayani Velayudhan

Dakshayani Velayudhan: The Only Dalit Woman In Our Constituent Assembly | #IndianWomenInHistory

Dakshayani Velayudhan was the only Dalit woman and the youngest member of the Indian Constituent Assembly amongst 299 members and 15 women.
Satyavati M Sirsat: Pioneer In Indian Cancer Research | #IndianWomenInHistory

Satyavati M Sirsat: Pioneer In Indian Cancer Research | #IndianWomenInHistory

Satyavati M Sirsat worked in the fields of cancer research pathology, wound healing and regeneration, viruses and human cancer for more than 50 years.
What Led To The Decline Of The Matrilineal Society In Kerala?

What Led To The Decline Of The Matrilineal Society In Kerala?

Apologise for breaking your feminist bubble, but a true matriarchal society never existed in Kerala. Here, we take a look at a system that came closest to giving women decision making power, autonomy over their sexuality and their bodies and a control in the matters of their marriage and children.
Shantabai Dhanaji Dani

Shantabai Dhanaji Dani: The Dalit Woman Leader Who Fought Against Caste

Shantabai Dhanaji Dani was one of the best known leaders of the Ambedkarite movement. She fought against caste discrimination all her life.
आज़ादी की लड़ाई में आधी दुनिया: 8 महिला स्वतंत्रता सेनानी | Feminism in India

आज़ादी की लड़ाई में आधी दुनिया: 8 महिला स्वतंत्रता सेनानी

आज़ादी की लड़ाई में कंधे से कंधा मिला कर जिन गुमनाम महिला स्वतंत्रता सेनानी ने सहयोग और समर्थन दिया, उनका तो कहीं जिक्र नहीं मिलता।
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.

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Kalank Falls Flat As It Tries To Distract Its Audience With Its Extravagance

Kalank unabashedly glorifies toxic love, co-dependence in the name of marriage, and the male ego.

BJP And Feminism: How Has BJP Been Treating Indian Women?

A party with national prominence such as the BJP totes a venomous religiosity, that has berated the independence and self-reliance of women since the time of its inception.
Majili Review: An Ideal Wife Is The One Who Suffers In Silence And Submission

Majili Review: Why Is An Ideal Wife She Who Suffers In Silence And Submission?

Majili is a recent Telugu release, directed by Shiva Nirvana that stars Samantha Akkineni, Divyansha Kaushik, and Naga Chaitanya.