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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.

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.
Gaidinliu

Rani Gaidinliu: The Forgotten Daughter of The Hills | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rani Gaidinliu was a Naga spiritual and political leader who joined the movement against the British at the age of 13 and later led revolts against the British.
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.

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Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
The Eco-Gender Gap: Women Do More For The Planet Than Men

The Eco-Gender Gap: Women Do More For The Planet Than Men

The idea of an eco-gender gap is exactly what it sounds like—women bear more of the green burden than their male counterparts. We recycle more, we make an effort to avoid plastic where possible, and we are, by and large, just more conscientious when it comes to the environment.