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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.

Sudesh Vaid

Sudesh Vaid: Builder Of Bridges Between Academia And Activism | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sudesh Vaid was India’s leading social justice activist, academic and feminist of the second-wave era who helped establish People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR).
Dalit History Month

Writing Our Own Histories – Why We Need Dalit History Month

We need Dalit History Month to bring forth the stories of resistance, resilience & heroism of people who've been sidelined in academia.
Iqbal Bano

Iqbal Bano – The Pakistani Songstress Who Sang Of Revolution

Iqbal Bano was a Pakistani singer who resisted the fascist Islamic rule of Zia ul Haq, singing revolutionary nazms that inspired millions.
Anna Mani

Anna Mani: A Pioneer In The Field Of Scientific Research | #IndianWomenInHistory

Anna Mani was the Deputy Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department, who specialised in researching meteorological instruments.
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.
Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul: The Only Muslim Woman In India's Constituent Assembly | #IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul: The Only Muslim Woman In India’s Constituent Assembly | #IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul was one of the 28 Muslim League members to join the Constituent Assembly of undivided India, and she was the only Muslim woman to be a part of the assembly.
B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi as a scientist is known to few. Yet, she is perhaps one of the most brilliant minds to have existed in the Indian Physics community. Although her life was cut short by cancer, never once did it waver her spirit from scientific curiosity and work, of politics and social awareness.
Sucheta Kripalani

Sucheta Kripalani: India’s First Woman Chief Minister | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sucheta Kripalani became the first woman chief minister of India, in the country's largest province now known as Uttar Pradesh.
Rani Durgavati: The Valiant Gond Queen

Rani Durgavati: The Valiant Gond Queen | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rani Durgavati of the Chandela Kingdom was an exquisite Gond Queen who carried forward her family's valiant heritage in both life and demise.
Remembering Thangjam Manorama | #IndianWomenInHistory

Remembering Thangjam Manorama | #IndianWomenInHistory

In 2004, Thangjam Manorama was picked up by the 17th Assam Rifles and raped and murdered. It's been 13 years and she still awaits justice.

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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.
Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual Discharge | #ThePadEffect

Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual...

A science based rationale to challenge myths surrounding impurity of menstrual blood by understanding what composites normal blood and menstrual discharge.
Oruvanukku Oruthi? Review: The Short Film That Sensitively Portrays Queer Identities

Oruvanukku Oruthi? Review: The Short Film That Sensitively Portrays Queer Identities

Focused solely on a conversation between two individuals, Oruvanukku Oruthi? takes its audience on a journey of questioning identity, sexual preferences and lifestyle choices.