Salma Siddiqui was an Urdu novelist and a prominent member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement, best known for her novel Sikandarnama.
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 was in many ways unique. She was a great patron of the arts, a gifted calligraphist, and an ardent collector of manuscripts.
Balasaraswati was instrumental in showcasing Bharatanatyam beyond the frontiers of India, and in the process garnered worldwide recognition.
The Maratha kingdom needed stable leadership after the death of Shivaji and Rani Tarabai was the answer to that.
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।
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 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.
Nutan, one of the finest actresses in the history of Indian Cinema, is highly acclaimed for the versatility in her performances.
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.