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.
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 was a poet, politican and women's rights activist and a leading figure in Indian Independence and India's 1st female governor.
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.
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.
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’s study on the Kinship Organization in India revolutionised and simplified future research on the subject.
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 was a Malayali and English writer, who wrote with unsettling honesty on love, sexuality, menstruation – a foremost feminist voice.
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.