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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.

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.
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.
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.

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Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.
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While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.

Here Is A Step By Step Guide To Manage Savarna Privilege

The current regime that gleams on the suffering of minorities has given us a new brand of thinkers and activists, and to understand this phenomenon we have to confront Savarna Feminism.