Today, we remember 5 powerful Indian Muslim feminist writers, who wrote boldly of issues that were considered taboo, shattering gender roles and stereotypes in their fierce writing and the politics they advocated for.
आज़ादी के पहले, आनंदीबाई जोशी का जन्म उस दौर में हुआ जब हमारे समाज में महिलाओं का शिक्षित होना एक सपना हुआ करता था|
Rani Gaidinliu was a Naga spiritual and political leader who joined the movement against the British at the age of 13 and later led revolts against the British.
Women have been erased, trivialised in history. In this light, we need to ask why feminist history is important.
Kalpana Chawla’s life trajectory knows no parallel, which makes her this century’s biggest trailblazer for Indian women in science.
Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy was an eminent medical practitioner, social reformer and legislator. She is also the founder of the Adyar Cancer Institute.
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.
“I don’t have a great mission in life and I never thought it was necessary for a writer to have one." – Qurratulain Hyder
The Second Wave of feminism is usually demarcated from the 1960s to the late 1980s. It was a reaction to women returning to their roles as housewives and mothers after the Second World War.
For almost 107 years (1819 to 1926), four extraordinary Begums of Bhopal ruled the princely state, each establishing a prosperous reign in their respective period.