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 was a nautch girl bought by a European mercenary, who ended up ruling the principality of Sardhana and commanding its armies.
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Sant Soyarabai was a Dalit poet-saint of the Varkari tradition, which allowed a transcendence of caste and gender hierarchies.
Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali writer and activist who documented the struggles of marginalized Dalit and adivasi communities in Bengal.
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 broke into the heavily male-dominated film industry as a actress, director, scriptwriter and producer, in the early 20th century.
Accamma Cherian was a freedom fighter from Kerala who protested against the Dewan of Travancore to revoke a ban on Travancore State Congress.
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.
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 first emerged from the activities of labour movements in North America and Europe and has since spread worldwide.