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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.

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A Brief Summary Of The Third Wave Of Feminism

The Third Wave of feminism began in a generation that had grown up with feminism and as such took the hard-earned accomplishments of the First and Second wave for granted.

Dr. Archana Sharma: The Pioneering Indian Botanist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Archana Sharma was a pioneer in the study of the structure of chromosomes, for which she developed new staining and pre-treatment techniques. Her contribution is not to be downplayed as these techniques were widely applicable and used by scientists worldwide.
Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu: The Nightingale Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sarojini Naidu was a poet, politican and women's rights activist and a leading figure in Indian Independence and India's 1st female governor.
Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Forgotten Dalit History

Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion Of 1857 And Forgotten Dalit History | #IndianWomenInHistory

The story of Jhalkari Bai as a Dalit Virangana tells us why looking at the representations of Dalit women in the history of 1857 is crucial.
What Led To The Decline Of The Matrilineal Society In Kerala?

What Led To The Decline Of The Matrilineal Society In Kerala?

Apologise for breaking your feminist bubble, but a true matriarchal society never existed in Kerala. Here, we take a look at a system that came closest to giving women decision making power, autonomy over their sexuality and their bodies and a control in the matters of their marriage and children.

The History Of ‘Hysteria’ And How Science Can Be Sexist

Hysteria was a medical diagnosis in the Middle Ages for women who didn't bow to patriarchy. The word still retains shards of its sexist past.
Irawati Karve: A Pioneer of Indian Sociology | #IndianWomenInHistory

Irawati Karve: A Pioneer of Indian Sociology | #IndianWomenInHistory

Irawati Karve’s study on the Kinship Organization in India revolutionised and simplified future research on the subject.
Bimala Maji And Intersections of Class, Caste and Gender in Tebhaga Movement

Bimala Maji And Intersections Of Class, Caste And Gender In Tebhaga Movement

Bimala Maji was a peasant activist from Midnapur, Bengal who played a vital role in organising the peasant women into the Nari Bahini (tr. Women's militia) in the Tehbhaga Movement subverting her marginalisation as a lower class, Dalit child-widow into a position of power.
Kamala Das

Kamala Das – The Mother Of Modern Indian English Poetry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kamala Das was a Malayali and English writer, who wrote with unsettling honesty on love, sexuality, menstruation – a foremost feminist voice.
Khana: The Poet Who Recorded The Rural And Rustic Life Of Bengal

Khana: The Poet Who Recorded The Rural And Rustic Life Of Bengal | #IndianWomenInHistory

Khawnaa, oft-anglicised as Khana, was a Bengali poet and fabled astrologer, who composed in early medieval Bengali, and is estimated to have lived between 9th and 12th century CE.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Asexuality is often misinterpreted as a lack of sex by society, this leads to conflict between the asexual community and the society at large.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.