Kittur Chennamma, queen of Kittur, was an Indian ruler to lead an armed rebellion against the British East India Company. Even though her attempt failed, she was an inspiration for the upcoming freedom fighters.
One of the most fiercest women leaders of the 20th century, Ramabai Ranade reformed the societal outlook towards women enabling them to fight for their own causes.
Empowering women through leadership skills, entrepreneurship & skill training on various levels, SEWA has transformed women's lives over time
Nutan, one of the finest actresses in the history of Indian Cinema, is highly acclaimed for the versatility in her performances.
From her sassy replies to the media, to portraying unconventional characters in films, Nargis Dutt lived life on her own terms.
Mina Agarwala championed the cause of women in Assam, thereby fighting for women's work and education and even sheltering Chinese refugees.
Annai Meenambal Sivaraj, was a champion of Dalit rights who fought against caste oppression alongside Dr. Ambedkar and E.V. Ramaswamy.
These women leaders from North East India are seldom heard of in mainstream feminist literature. It is time to recognise their struggles.
Here are six powerful women's movements from the North East of India that your mainstream feminism didn't tell you about.
Manto's writings portray women as strong characters who have their own agency and hence fight patriarchal structures.