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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.

Dr. Archana Sharma: The Pioneering Indian Botanist | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Archana Sharma was a pioneer in the study of the structure of chromosomes, for which she developed new staining and pre-treatment techniques. Her contribution is not to be downplayed as these techniques were widely applicable and used by scientists worldwide.
Watch: The Life And Times Of Pandita Ramabai

Watch: The Life And Times Of Pandita Ramabai

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Pandita Ramabai played a significant role in making the country more progressive and egalitarian. Her remarkable critique of society has been erased from the mainstream history of India, as has been the case with so many other prominent women leaders of their times.

P K Rosy: The Dalit Malayali Actress After Whom WCC Named Its Film Society|...

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The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) is ready to launch its film society, named after Malayalam actress P K Rosy.
Kondapalli Koteswaramma: Andhra's Communist Revolutionary Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kondapalli Koteswaramma: Andhra’s Communist Revolutionary Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Kondapalli Koteswaramma, a communist leader, writer and feminist had lived a long revolutionary life and her voice was one of those rare voices from the margins which helped reconstitute a politics which is both inclusive and extensive, aimed to build a better world
Ateeqa Bano

Ateeqa Bano And Her Collected Pieces Of History | #IndianWomenInHistory

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From Sopore in the North to Shopian in the South Kashmir, Ateeqa Bano travelled to collect things that represented Kashmir in many ways.
Bimala Maji And Intersections of Class, Caste and Gender in Tebhaga Movement

Bimala Maji And Intersections Of Class, Caste And Gender In Tebhaga Movement

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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.
Gauri Lankesh: The Fearless Journalist And Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Gauri Lankesh: The Fearless Journalist And Activist

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Gauri Lankesh was a staunch critic of the Right-Wing politics, that subscribed to the virulent brand of Hindu nationalism called the Hindut
Suniti Choudhury: The Youngest Female Revolutionary Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Suniti Choudhury: The Youngest Female Revolutionary Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Suniti Choudhury was held captive in Hijli Detention Camp as a "third class prisoner". The effects of her activities were also faced by her family.
Gangubai Hangal: The Vocalist With A Feisty Voice |#IndianWomenInHistory

Gangubai Hangal: The Vocalist With A Feisty Voice |#IndianWomenInHistory

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Gangubai Hangal was an empowered woman who by the dint of her hard labour, dedication and innate talent made it to the highest echelons, despite her poverty and lower caste status.
Like many women revolutionaries of her time, Durga Devi fought not only to repel the autocratic government from her homeland but shape the route to women's participation in the freedom struggle.

Durga Devi: The Revolutionary Who Led Bhagat Singh To Freedom | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Like many women revolutionaries of her time, Durga Devi fought not only to repel the autocratic government from her homeland but shape the route to women's participation in the freedom struggle.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.