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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.

Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha: South India’s Ill-Fated Superstar | #IndianWomenInHistory

Silk Smitha's comfort in her own body and with her sexuality were a revolt against the sexist film industry that only saw women as objects.
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।
Homai Vyarawalla

Homai Vyarawalla: India’s First Female Photojournalist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Homai Vyarawalla was India's first female photojournalist. Her camera captured iconic moments from the politically volatile 20th century.
Rassundari Devi

The Caged Bird Who Sang: The Life and Writing of Rassundari Devi | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rassundari Devi's autobiography is testament to her determination at making herself literate despite the taboo against women's education.
Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu: The Nightingale Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sarojini Naidu was a poet, politican and women's rights activist and a leading figure in Indian Independence and India's 1st female governor.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay: The Feminist Who Revived Indian Handicrafts | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay: The Feminist Who Revived Indian Handicrafts | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was one of the many women who were at the forefront of the Indian freedom struggle whose life accounts remain less celebrated.
Mukta Salve

Mukta Salve: The First Female Dalit Writer | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mukta Salve was one of the first Dalits to openly question & criticise the discriminatory caste and gender norms of the 19th century India.
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|
Razia Sultan

Razia Sultan: The First and Last Woman Ruler of Delhi Sultanate | #IndianWomenInHistory

Razia Sultan was the only female ruler in the Delhi Sultanate. She battled conservative factions who didn't want her to be Queen.
Begum Samru

Begum Samru: Nautch Girl Turned Queen Of Sardhana | #IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Samru was a nautch girl bought by a European mercenary, who ended up ruling the principality of Sardhana and commanding its armies.

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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.
In Photos: Meet 5 Women Smashing Patriarchy With Their Unstereotypical Jobs

In Photos: Meet 5 Women Smashing Patriarchy With Their Unstereotypical Jobs

Women are knocking down stereotypes in previously self-proclaimed male-dominated roles by taking on path-breaking, unstereotypical jobs across sectors that many might term as unconventional choices.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।