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 was India's first female photojournalist. Her camera captured iconic moments from the politically volatile 20th century.
Rassundari Devi's autobiography is testament to her determination at making herself literate despite the taboo against women's education.
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 was one of the many women who were at the forefront of the Indian freedom struggle whose life accounts remain less celebrated.
Mukta Salve was one of the first Dalits to openly question & criticise the discriminatory caste and gender norms of the 19th century India.
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 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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Sant Soyarabai was a Dalit poet-saint of the Varkari tradition, which allowed a transcendence of caste and gender hierarchies.
Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali writer and activist who documented the struggles of marginalized Dalit and adivasi communities in Bengal.