It was Sarla Thakral, who, back in the year 1936, at only the age of 21, became the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft and laid the groundwork for Indian women to enter the field of aviation.
The Chipko movement is a pioneering ecological movement and an indigenous ecofeminist protest which brought women to the foreground.
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.
Zohra Sehgal lived life on her own terms, breaking away from the chains which bound the average woman of her time and social position.
Rassundari Devi's autobiography is testament to her determination at making herself literate despite the taboo against women's education.
Anis Kidwai, was a writer, an activist and a politician from Uttar Pradesh and is known to have played a key role in the rehabilitation programmes for refugees and displaced persons during the carnage of Partition.
Courtesan history documents that young girls were taken under the tutelage of eminent classical musicians, dancers and poets in the Mughal period, a time when art and culture received much attention and aesthetics flourished like never before.
भारतीय संगीत के इतिहास की रिकॉर्डिंग से गुम 19 वीं सदी की गौहर जान वो हस्ती हैं, जिन्होंने भारतीय संगीत के इतिहास में पहली बार रिकॉर्डिंग की। या यूं कहें कि गौहर पहली गायिका थी, जिन्होंने भारतीय संगीत के इतिहास में अपने गाए गानों की रिकॉर्डिंग करवाई।
These women leaders from North East India are seldom heard of in mainstream feminist literature. It is time to recognise their struggles.
The entire city of Lucknow and Awadh united under the leadership of Begum Hazrat Mahal to stand up against the British, in the first war of independence, irrespective of religious and gender differences.