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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.

surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

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.
Kadambari Devi: Rabindranath Tagore's Literary Companion | #IndianWomeninHistory

Kadambari Devi: Rabindranath Tagore’s Literary Companion | #IndianWomeninHistory

Kadambari Devi developed a literary sensibility after her marriage and grew up to be Tagore's best friend and harshest critic.
Rukmini Devi Arundale: The Dancer Who Refused Presidency | #IndianWomeninHistory

Rukmini Devi Arundale: The Dancer Who Refused Presidency | #IndianWomeninHistory

Throughout her long illustrious life, Rukmini Devi Arundale toiled at refurbishing the tarnished façades of classical dances (especially Bharatanatyam), and showcased their renewed splendour before the entire world.
Why The 'Women's Role In Planned Economy' Report (WRPE) 1939, Though Historically Ignored, Is Still Valid

Why The Women’s Role In Planned Economy (WRPE) Report 1939, Though Historically Ignored, Is...

Regarding night shifts and many works considered unfit for women, WRPE strongly suggested that, instead of barring women from such work, the organisations should be altered in a way that they accommodate and prioritise women's safety.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

संविधान सभा में हम उन प्रमुख पंद्रह महिला सदस्यों का योगदान आसानी से भुला चुके है या यों कहें कि हमने कभी इसे याद करने या तलाशने की जहमत नहीं की| तो आइये जानते है उन पन्द्रह भारतीय महिलाओं के बारे में जिन्होंने संविधान निर्माण में अपना अमूल्य योगदान दिया है|  
Dharti Aba Birsa Munda: The Indian Tribal Freedom Fighter

Dharti Aba Birsa Munda: The Indian Tribal Freedom Fighter

Birsa Munda, a champion of the struggles of the Adivasis is highly relevant today as this is the era of displacements in the name of development.

प्राचीन भारत की स्त्रियाँ जो पर्दे में नहीं टॉपलेस रहती थीं

प्राचीन भारत में स्त्रियों को टॉपलेस घूमने की आजादी थी। यह हमारी सांस्कृतिक गरिमा थी कि इसे सहज भाव से स्वीकार किया जाता था। यह बकायदा एक ऐतिहासिक दस्तावेज है।
How Did Sati Get Abolished In India?

How Did Sati Get Abolished In India?

The history of Sati shows that women’s bodies were the ground on which the war of authenticity was fought among the British and the elites.
Dina Wadia – The Lost Daughter Of Pakistan

Dina Wadia: Not Just Pakistan’s Daughter

Dina Wadia was often humiliated by Indians for being Jinnah’s daughter and considered a traitor by Pakistanis for choosing to stay in India.
Annapurna Devi: The Enigmatic Genius of Hindustani Classical Music | #IndianWomeninHistory

Annapurna Devi: The Enigmatic Genius of Hindustani Classical Music | #IndianWomeninHistory

Annapurna Devi, who chose anonymity over fame throughout her life, left an indelible impact in the firmament of Indian classical music.

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
internalized misogyny

A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?