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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.

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.
महादेवी वर्मा: नारी-चेतना की ‘अद्वितीय विचारक’ | #IndianWomenInHistory

महादेवी वर्मा: नारी-चेतना की ‘अद्वितीय विचारक’ | #IndianWomenInHistory

हिंदी साहित्य के छायावादी युग की प्रसिद्ध और प्रतिष्ठित कवियत्री महादेवी वर्मा की गद्य एवं पद्य की रचनाओं से उनके व्यक्तित्व के दो पहलू देखने को मिलते हैं|
क्रान्ति प्रसूता: भीकाजी कामा | #IndianWomenInHistory

क्रान्ति प्रसूता: भीकाजी कामा | #IndianWomenInHistory

उस परिषद में मैडम भीकाजी कामा ने साड़ी पहनकर भारतीय झंडा हाथ में लेकर लोगों को भारत के विषय में जानकारी दी। इसके बाद से उन्हें ‘क्रांति-प्रसूता’ कहा जाने लगा|
Bhanwari Devi : A Hero We Failed | #IndianWomenInHistory

Bhanwari Devi: A Hero We Failed

25 years have passed, and her rapists continue to walk free. 25 years and Bhanwari Devi still awaits justice.

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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.