Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit was the face of the newly independent India and the first woman to be the President of the UN General Assembly.
Tarabai Shinde is, as we know it, the first Indian feminist literary critic. Her exposé on the patriarchal setup and stereotypes women were subjected to appeared almost a century before Simone De Beavoir's The Second Sex, the foundation stone for feminist discourse.
These six Indian Muslim feminists believed in providing equal rights and representation to the women in India.
In #IndianWomenInHistory campaign, we will remember the untold legacies of women who shaped India for the month of March, which is globally celebrated as Women's History Month.
Amrita Sher-Gil is one of India's foremost painters, often called India's Frida Kahlo. On the 103rd anniversary of her birth, we celebrate this exceptional woman.
Amrita Sher-Gil's rare ability of depicting liveliness in the complex realities of her paintings, she portrayed the ideas of human bonds like no other artist of her time.
“I don’t have a great mission in life and I never thought it was necessary for a writer to have one." – Qurratulain Hyder
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.
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.
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.