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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.

Remembering Chipko Movement: The Women-led Indigenous Struggle

The Chipko movement is a pioneering ecological movement and an indigenous ecofeminist protest which brought women to the foreground.

Shanti Tigga: India’s First Female Jawaan | #IndianWomenInHistory

Shanti Tigga aced the various physical trials at the Recruitment Training Camp. With her overall performance, inclusive of the modules of physical test, drill and firing, Cadet Tigga unanimously adjudged the overall best trainee.

Jahanara Begum: A Mughal Queen Like No Other | #IndianWomenInHistory

Jahanara Begum became the First Lady (Padshah Begum) of the Mughal Empire at the tender age of 17 after her mother's death.
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.
Abadi Bano Begum A.K.A Bi Amma: The Burqa Clad Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Abadi Bano Begum AKA Bi Amma: The Burqa Clad Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Abadi Bano Begum set an exemplary precedent for all women in general and Muslim women in particular as she encourged them to take part in the freedom struggle.
Kishori Amonkar: Rebellious Musician And Fierce Feminist | #IndianWomeninHistory

Kishori Amonkar: A Rebellious Musician And Fierce Feminist | #IndianWomeninHistory

Kishori Amonkar redefined the traditional structure of Hindustani Classical Music and voiced her opinion on recognition of female artists.
गौहर जान: 'भारत की पहली रिकॉर्डिंग सुपरस्टार'

गौहर जान: ‘भारत की पहली रिकॉर्डिंग सुपरस्टार’ | #IndianWomenInHistory

भारतीय संगीत के इतिहास की रिकॉर्डिंग से गुम 19 वीं सदी की गौहर जान वो हस्ती हैं, जिन्होंने भारतीय संगीत के इतिहास में पहली बार रिकॉर्डिंग की। या यूं कहें कि गौहर पहली गायिका थी, जिन्होंने भारतीय संगीत के इतिहास में अपने गाए गानों की रिकॉर्डिंग करवाई।

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.
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.
Ammu Swaminathan: A Woman of Undying Spirit and Determination| #IndianWomenInHistory

Ammu Swaminathan: A Woman Of Undying Spirit And Determination| #IndianWomenInHistory

Ammu Swaminathan bravely stood up against the injustice around her and actively worked to bring about structural change in the society.

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Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
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Here’s How Toxic Monogamy Culture Is Ruining Our Relationships

Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.