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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.

Sarla Thakral: India's First Woman To Fly An Aircraft |#IndianWomenInHistory

Sarla Thakral: India’s First Woman To Fly An Aircraft |#IndianWomenInHistory

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.

Remembering Chipko Movement: The Women-led Indigenous Struggle

The Chipko movement is a pioneering ecological movement and an indigenous ecofeminist protest which brought women to the foreground.
Kittur Rani Chennamma leading the battle

Rani Kittur Chennamma: India’s Valiant Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

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 Segal: The Actress That Breathed Life| #IndianWomeninHistory

Zohra Sehgal: The Actress That Breathed Life | #IndianWomeninHistory

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

The Caged Bird Who Sang: The Life and Writing of Rassundari Devi | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rassundari Devi's autobiography is testament to her determination at making herself literate despite the taboo against women's education.

Anis Kidwai: Social Worker Who Chronicled The Lives Of Women During Partition

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 Contribution To Hindustani Classical Music —Lesser Told Histories

Courtesan Contribution To Hindustani Classical Music —Lesser Told Histories

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.
गौहर जान: 'भारत की पहली रिकॉर्डिंग सुपरस्टार'

गौहर जान: ‘भारत की पहली रिकॉर्डिंग सुपरस्टार’ | #IndianWomenInHistory

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।
Women leaders demonstrating

Five Historical Women Leaders From North East India

These women leaders from North East India are seldom heard of in mainstream feminist literature. It is time to recognise their struggles.
Begum Hazrat Mahal

Begum Hazrat Mahal – Courtesan, Queen And Military Leader | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.

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Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.