Sudesh Vaid was India’s leading social justice activist, academic and feminist of the second-wave era who helped establish People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR).
We need Dalit History Month to bring forth the stories of resistance, resilience & heroism of people who've been sidelined in academia.
Iqbal Bano was a Pakistani singer who resisted the fascist Islamic rule of Zia ul Haq, singing revolutionary nazms that inspired millions.
Anna Mani was the Deputy Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department, who specialised in researching meteorological instruments.
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.
Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul: The Only Muslim Woman In India’s Constituent Assembly | #IndianWomenInHistory
Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul was one of the 28 Muslim League members to join the Constituent Assembly of undivided India, and she was the only Muslim woman to be a part of the assembly.
B. Vijayalakshmi as a scientist is known to few. Yet, she is perhaps one of the most brilliant minds to have existed in the Indian Physics community. Although her life was cut short by cancer, never once did it waver her spirit from scientific curiosity and work, of politics and social awareness.
Sucheta Kripalani became the first woman chief minister of India, in the country's largest province now known as Uttar Pradesh.
Rani Durgavati of the Chandela Kingdom was an exquisite Gond Queen who carried forward her family's valiant heritage in both life and demise.
In 2004, Thangjam Manorama was picked up by the 17th Assam Rifles and raped and murdered. It's been 13 years and she still awaits justice.