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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.

Krishna Sobti: Doyen of Hindi Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Krishna Sobti: Doyen Of Hindi Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Krishna Sobti was a prolific Hindi writer, who passed away earlier this year who, despite having a strong female presence and presenting bold female characters in her story, has resisted the label of 'women writer'.
Gangubai Hangal: The Vocalist With A Feisty Voice |#IndianWomenInHistory

Gangubai Hangal: The Vocalist With A Feisty Voice |#IndianWomenInHistory

Gangubai Hangal was an empowered woman who by the dint of her hard labour, dedication and innate talent made it to the highest echelons, despite her poverty and lower caste status.
Forgotten Histories: Adivasi Women Of The Warli Revolt

Forgotten Histories: Adivasi Women Of The Warli Revolt

The involvement of the tribal women in the Warli revolt was supported by the Kisan Sabha leader, Godaveri Parulekar, also known lovingly as Godutai (elder sister) by the Adivasis.
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.

The Channar Revolt: The Fight For A Dignified Existence

The women of the Nadar community led the Channar revolt from 1813-1859 to fight for their right to wear upper-body clothes to cover their breasts.
Kamla Chaudhry: The Edgy Feminist Writer And Political Activist| #IndianWomenInHistory

Kamla Chaudhry: The Edgy Feminist Writer And Political Activist| #IndianWomenInHistory

Amongst the many forgotten names of women who shaped the history of our country in different ways, is one name that continues to be a mystery – Kamla Chaudhry. An accomplished Hindi writer, she also played a crucial part in drafting the Indian constitution in 1948.

Attia Hosain: A Radical Muslim Writer And Archivist Of The Partition | #IndianWomenInHistory

Attia Hosain was a prominent Indian novelist, journalist, broadcaster and short-story writer who wrote in English. She started writing at a young age and is known for her works revolving around themes such as Partition and gender.

Women In The Streets: Walking Through History, Literature And Activism

Feminist intervention around women’s safety in urban spaces and women’s right to experiencing the city led to the creation of various feminist campaigns in India. #IWillGoOut and #WhyLoiter, are offline and online campaigns documenting the idle walking of women in the streets in Indian urban and peri-urban spaces.

Tracing The Colonial Past Of Modern Indian Regressive Laws

Be it now repealed Section 497—Adultery, Section 377—which implied criminalisation of homosexuality, or laws on Marital Rape, there has been a colonial colour to the laws related to women and the LGBTQ+ community in India.

Indrani Rahman: The Glamour Girl Of Indian Classical Dance| #IndianWomenInHistory

Indrani Rahman had an inherent passion for dance which took her to places far and near, worldwide. Through her mastery of multiple dance forms she left an indelible impression on the repertoire of Indian Classical Dance.

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Can Today's Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Can Today’s Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Though still stigmatised, hook up culture is steadily becoming a norm among millennials and university students, especially given the high incidence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.
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.
Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

our first glimpse of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, as she is known in the Marvel Universe, not just as an ancillary character – but one who is the main binding force in the story playing the central role.