Captain Prem Mathur, a young girl hailing from Allahabad, dared to challenge the ‘cult of domesticity’ and went on to become the first Indian woman commercial pilot.
Bimala Maji was a peasant activist from Midnapur, Bengal who played a vital role in organising the peasant women into the Nari Bahini (tr. Women's militia) in the Tehbhaga Movement subverting her marginalisation as a lower class, Dalit child-widow into a position of power.
Bibha Chowdhuri’s courage and conviction at a time when very few women were allowed access to public education, especially in spaces occupied mostly by men, motivated her to acquire a B.Sc. in Physics from Scottish Church College in Kolkata and an M.Sc. Degree in Physics from Calcutta University.
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Baiza Bai was not only one of the few warriors who could well handle a firearm but also a sophisticated and ruthless businesswoman.
On 30th June, the lower house of the German Parliament legalized same-sex marriages for Germany. In this stead, this piece analyzes why this move of the German Parliament is so significant given the turbulent history of same-sex legislation in Germany.
Amongst the many forgotten names of women who shaped the history of our country in different ways, is one name that continues to be a mystery – Kamla Chaudhry. An accomplished Hindi writer, she also played a crucial part in drafting the Indian constitution in 1948.
Khawnaa, oft-anglicised as Khana, was a Bengali poet and fabled astrologer, who composed in early medieval Bengali, and is estimated to have lived between 9th and 12th century CE.
Indrani Rahman had an inherent passion for dance which took her to places far and near, worldwide. Through her mastery of multiple dance forms she left an indelible impression on the repertoire of Indian Classical Dance.
Saraswathi Rajamani was bestowed with the opportunity to investigate government orders and convey any message from the British military to the INA. She would be disguised as a young boy under the name of ‘Mani’.