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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.

Salma Siddiqui

Salma Siddiqui: Prominent Member Of The Progressive Writer’s Movement | #IndianWomenInHistory

Salma Siddiqui was an Urdu novelist and a prominent member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement, best known for her novel Sikandarnama.
Amrita Pritam: Not Just A Poet, But Revolution Personified | #IndianWomenInHistory

Amrita Pritam: Not Just A Poet, But Revolution Personified | #IndianWomenInHistory

Amrita Pritam reimagined romantic poetry by centring it upon the woman. She challenged status quo with both her life and her literature.
Zaib-un-Nissa: The Gifted Mughal Princess | #IndianWomenInHistory

Zaib-un-Nissa: The Gifted Mughal Princess | #IndianWomenInHistory

Zaib-un-Nissa was in many ways unique. She was a great patron of the arts, a gifted calligraphist, and an ardent collector of manuscripts.

Balasaraswati: The Dancer Who Popularised Bharatnatyam To The World | #IndianWomenInHistory

Balasaraswati was instrumental in showcasing Bharatanatyam beyond the frontiers of India, and in the process garnered worldwide recognition.
Rani Tarabai

Rani Tarabai – A Formidable Maratha Warrior | #IndianWomenInHistory

The Maratha kingdom needed stable leadership after the death of Shivaji and Rani Tarabai was the answer to that.
अब बेशकीमती है तुम्हारी अमृता शेरगिल

अब बेशकीमती है ‘तुम्हारी अमृता शेरगिल’

अमृता शेरगिल अपनी वास्तविक जिंदगी में और अपने आर्ट में भी समकालीन कलाकरों से बहुत आगे थीं। वह परफेक्शनिस्ट नहीं थी, शायद इसीलिए उनकी सोच का दायरा असीमित था।
Uda Devi

Uda Devi: Dalit Freedom Fighter In The 1857 Uprising | #IndianWomenInHistory

The memory of Uda Devi and her sacrifice is kept alive by Dalit communities who cherish her as a model of fearless Dalit womanhood.
Cornelia Sorabji

Cornelia Sorabji: India And Britain’s First Female Attorney | #IndianWomenInHistory

Cornelia Sorabji was the first woman to attend Bombay University, to study law at Oxford University, first Indian to study at any British university and the first female lawyer in India and Britain.
Remembering Nutan's Contribution To Indian Cinema

Remembering Nutan’s Contribution To Indian Cinema

Nutan, one of the finest actresses in the history of Indian Cinema, is highly acclaimed for the versatility in her performances.
The Legendary Phoolan Devi

The Legendary Phoolan Devi

Phoolan Devi’s story is extraordinary - she withstood horrendously oppressive circumstances, was the victim of systemic structural injustice and she not only survived to tell the tale, but she came out on top.

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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?