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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.

Sant Soyarabai

Sant Soyarabai: The Dalit Saint-Poet Who Sang Against Brahminical Patriarchy | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sant Soyarabai was a Dalit poet-saint of the Varkari tradition, which allowed a transcendence of caste and gender hierarchies.
Mahasweta Devi: An Eminent Personality In Bengali Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mahasweta Devi: An Eminent Personality In Bengali Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali writer and activist who documented the struggles of marginalized Dalit and adivasi communities in Bengal.
Gaidinliu

Rani Gaidinliu: The Forgotten Daughter of The Hills | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rani Gaidinliu was a Naga spiritual and political leader who joined the movement against the British at the age of 13 and later led revolts against the British.
Fatma Begum

Fatma Begum: India’s First Female Director | #IndianWomenInHistory

Fatma Begum broke into the heavily male-dominated film industry as a actress, director, scriptwriter and producer, in the early 20th century.
Accamma Cherian

Accamma Cherian: The Jhansi Rani Of Travancore | #IndianWomenInHistory

Accamma Cherian was a freedom fighter from Kerala who protested against the Dewan of Travancore to revoke a ban on Travancore State Congress.
Remembering Thangjam Manorama | #IndianWomenInHistory

Remembering Thangjam Manorama | #IndianWomenInHistory

In 2004, Thangjam Manorama was picked up by the 17th Assam Rifles and raped and murdered. It's been 13 years and she still awaits justice.
6 Strikes By Indian Women That Will Inspire You

6 Strikes By Indian Women That Will Inspire You

This is a list of strikes and movements organised by women and/or workers in India to demand their right to equality and social justice.
International Women's Day

International (Working) Women’s Day: A History Of 8th March

International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements in North America and Europe and has since spread worldwide.
Amrita Pritam: Not Just A Poet, But Revolution Personified | #IndianWomenInHistory

Amrita Pritam: Not Just A Poet, But Revolution Personified | #IndianWomenInHistory

Amrita Pritam reimagined romantic poetry by centring it upon the woman. She challenged status quo with both her life and her literature.
Smita Patil

Films, Flair, And Feminism: Celebrating Smita Patil | #IndianWomenInHistory

Smita Patil had a flair for art films, and she would take up roles that portrayed the social justice causes & the struggles of women in India.

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Kalank Falls Flat As It Tries To Distract Its Audience With Its Extravagance

Kalank unabashedly glorifies toxic love, co-dependence in the name of marriage, and the male ego.

BJP And Feminism: How Has BJP Been Treating Indian Women?

A party with national prominence such as the BJP totes a venomous religiosity, that has berated the independence and self-reliance of women since the time of its inception.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.