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Watch: 5 Indian Muslim Feminist Writers You Should Know About

Watch: 5 Indian Muslim Feminist Writers You Should Know About

Today, we remember 5 powerful Indian Muslim feminist writers, who wrote boldly of issues that were considered taboo, shattering gender roles and stereotypes in their fierce writing and the politics they advocated for.
आनंदीबाई जोशी: देश की पहली महिला डॉक्टर | #IndianWomenInHistory

आनंदीबाई जोशी: देश की पहली महिला डॉक्टर | #IndianWomenInHistory

आज़ादी के पहले, आनंदीबाई जोशी का जन्म उस दौर में हुआ जब हमारे समाज में महिलाओं का शिक्षित होना एक सपना हुआ करता था|
Gaidinliu

Rani Gaidinliu: The Forgotten Daughter of The Hills | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rani Gaidinliu was a Naga spiritual and political leader who joined the movement against the British at the age of 13 and later led revolts against the British.
Feminist History Is Important. Here's Why You Need To Pay Attention.

Feminist History Is Important. Here’s Why You Need To Pay Attention.

Women have been erased, trivialised in history. In this light, we need to ask why feminist history is important.
Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla: The First Indian Woman In Space | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kalpana Chawla’s life trajectory knows no parallel, which makes her this century’s biggest trailblazer for Indian women in science.

Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy: Founder Of Adyar Cancer Institute | #IndianWomenInHistory

Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy was an eminent medical practitioner, social reformer and legislator. She is also the founder of the Adyar Cancer Institute.
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.
Playing With Fire: Remembering Qurratulain Hyder

Playing With Fire: Remembering Qurratulain Hyder | #IndianWomenInHistory

“I don’t have a great mission in life and I never thought it was necessary for a writer to have one." – Qurratulain Hyder
second wave of feminism

A Brief Summary Of The Second Wave Of Feminism

The Second Wave of feminism is usually demarcated from the 1960s to the late 1980s. It was a reaction to women returning to their roles as housewives and mothers after the Second World War.
Begums of Bhopal

The Begums of Bhopal: A Dynasty Of Powerful Women

For almost 107 years (1819 to 1926), four extraordinary Begums of Bhopal ruled the princely state, each establishing a prosperous reign in their respective period.

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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.
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 Women Workers Are Protesting Against H&M

Why Women Workers Are Protesting Against H&M

H&M is the posterchild of sustainable fashion. In reality, it refuses to provide living wages to 850,000 workers around the world.