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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.

Dalit History Month

Writing Our Own Histories – Why We Need Dalit History Month

We need Dalit History Month to bring forth the stories of resistance, resilience & heroism of people who've been sidelined in academia.
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Watch: The Life And Times Of Pandita Ramabai

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

Shantabai Dhanaji Dani: The Dalit Woman Leader Who Fought Against Caste

Shantabai Dhanaji Dani was one of the best known leaders of the Ambedkarite movement. She fought against caste discrimination all her life.
फीयरलेस नादिया: बॉलीवुड की पहली स्टंट वुमन

फीयरलेस नादिया: बॉलीवुड की पहली स्टंट वुमन

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।
Bhakti Movement

The Bhakti Movement and Roots of Indian Feminism

The women of the Bhakti movement challenged Brahminical patriarchy through their songs, poems and ways of life.
Kamala Das

Kamala Das – The Mother Of Modern Indian English Poetry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kamala Das was a Malayali and English writer, who wrote with unsettling honesty on love, sexuality, menstruation – a foremost feminist voice.
Rashid Jahan

Rashid Jahan: The Bad Girl Of Urdu Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rashid Jahan was a doctor, a writer gravely engrossed in social issues, an avowed communist, and a pioneering activist invested in change.
Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla: The First Indian Woman In Space | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kalpana Chawla’s life trajectory knows no parallel, which makes her this century’s biggest trailblazer for Indian women in science.
Life Of Pandita Ramabai: Championing Women’s Education And Social Reform | #IndianWomenInHistory

Life Of Pandita Ramabai: Championing Women’s Education And Social Reform | #IndianWomenInHistory

Pandita Ramabai was a truly remarkable woman who pioneered women’s education and rebelliously championed for women’s rights and empowerment.
Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha: South India’s Ill-Fated Superstar | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Asexuality is often misinterpreted as a lack of sex by society, this leads to conflict between the asexual community and the society at large.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.