We need Dalit History Month to bring forth the stories of resistance, resilience & heroism of people who've been sidelined in academia.
Pandita Ramabai played a significant role in making the country more progressive and egalitarian. Her remarkable critique of society has been erased from the mainstream history of India, as has been the case with so many other prominent women leaders of their times.
Shantabai Dhanaji Dani was one of the best known leaders of the Ambedkarite movement. She fought against caste discrimination all her life.
भारतीय सिनेमा में इस नए चलन की नींव साल 1930 में आस्ट्रेलिया मूल की भारतीय मैरी एन इवांस ने रखी, जो आगे चल कर ‘फीयरलेस नादिया’ के नाम से जानी गर्इं। यह थीं - भारत की पहली महिला स्टंटवूमन।
The women of the Bhakti movement challenged Brahminical patriarchy through their songs, poems and ways of life.
Kamala Das was a Malayali and English writer, who wrote with unsettling honesty on love, sexuality, menstruation – a foremost feminist voice.
Rashid Jahan was a doctor, a writer gravely engrossed in social issues, an avowed communist, and a pioneering activist invested in change.
Kalpana Chawla’s life trajectory knows no parallel, which makes her this century’s biggest trailblazer for Indian women in science.
Pandita Ramabai was a truly remarkable woman who pioneered women’s education and rebelliously championed for women’s rights and empowerment.
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.