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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.

Playing With Fire: Remembering Qurratulain Hyder

Playing With Fire: Remembering Qurratulain Hyder | #IndianWomenInHistory

“I don’t have a great mission in life and I never thought it was necessary for a writer to have one." – Qurratulain Hyder
Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Forgotten Dalit History

Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion Of 1857 And Forgotten Dalit History | #IndianWomenInHistory

The story of Jhalkari Bai as a Dalit Virangana tells us why looking at the representations of Dalit women in the history of 1857 is crucial.
एक थी अमृता प्रीतम: पंजाबी की पहली लेखिका | #IndianWomenInHistory

एक थी अमृता प्रीतम: पंजाबी की पहली लेखिका

अमृता प्रीतम के लेखन में नारीवाद और मानवतावाद दो मुख्य विषय रहे है, जिसके जरिए उन्होंने समाज को यथार्थ से रू-ब-रू करवाने का सार्थक प्रयास किया।
मंटो की वो अश्लील औरतें

मंटो की वो अश्लील औरतें

ऐसे ही झंझावतों वाले दौर में हिंदुस्तानी साहित्य में एक ऐसे सितारे का उदय हुआ, जिसने अपनी कहानियों से अपने समय और समाज को नंगा सच दिखाया। इस लेखक का नाम था- सआदत हसन मंटो।
इस्मत चुगताई का सेक्सी ‘लिहाफ’

इस्मत चुगताई का सेक्सी ‘लिहाफ’

इस्मत चुगताई उर्फ ‘उर्दू अफसाने की फर्स्ट लेडी’ ने महिला सशक्तीकरण की सालों पहले एक ऐसी बड़ी लकीर खींच दी, जो आज भी अपनी जगह कायम है।
The Life and Times of Literary Iconoclast Ismat Chughtai

The Life and Times of Literary Iconoclast Ismat Chughtai | #IndianWomenInHistory

Ismat Chughtai is today regarded as one of the stalwarts of Urdu writing, but back in her heydays, she was considered nothing short of a rebel, an iconoclast.
7 Historic Indian Women In STEM We Don't Know Of But Should

Historic Indian Women In STEM We Don’t Know Of But Should

If you are asked to make a list of Indian women in STEM and your list begins and ends with the name Kalpana Chawla, you’re not alone. There are in fact, numerous Indian women in STEM who have contributed towards shaping science and in that process our lives too. Hence, it is important we know them, appreciate them and acknowledge their struggles.
Kerala's Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Kerala’s Casteist Breast Tax And The Story Of Nangeli

Imagine paying a tax to cover your breasts? Kerala women once did.
Savitribai Phule: A Pioneer In Women's Education In India | #IndianWomenInHistory

The Life And Times Of Dnyanjyoti Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule | #IndianWomenInHistory

Savitribai Phule, first female teacher of the first women’s school in India is a pioneer figure. She relentlessly fought against the dominant caste system and worked towards the upliftment of the marginalized.
What Led To The Decline Of The Matrilineal Society In Kerala?

What Led To The Decline Of The Matrilineal Society In Kerala?

Apologise for breaking your feminist bubble, but a true matriarchal society never existed in Kerala. Here, we take a look at a system that came closest to giving women decision making power, autonomy over their sexuality and their bodies and a control in the matters of their marriage and children.

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10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.

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.

My Experiences Of Patriarchal Rituals In The Nepali Community

Growing up listening to such ludicrous things, I gradually developed an immense hatred for such patriarchal values. Hence, I am writing this article about the misogynist and patriarchal traditions in Nepali community.