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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.

Khana: The Poet Who Recorded The Rural And Rustic Life Of Bengal

Khana: The Poet Who Recorded The Rural And Rustic Life Of Bengal | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.
Baiza Bai: The Maratha Banker Queen Of Gwalior

Baiza Bai: The Maratha Banker Queen Of Gwalior | #IndianWomenInHistory

Baiza Bai was not only one of the few warriors who could well handle a firearm but also a sophisticated and ruthless businesswoman.
Queen Didda: The Woman Monarch Of Kashmir | #IndianWomenInHistory

Queen Didda: The Woman Monarch Of Kashmir | #IndianWomenInHistory

The feisty Queen Didda never yielded to the bridles of patriarchy and lived a full and fulfilling life, as a liberated and independent woman, as well as a sovereign.

Lal Ded: The 14th Century Mystic Poet Of Kashmir | #IndianWomenInHistory

Lalleshwari, locally popular as Lal Ded, was a Kashmiri mystic of the early medieval period, renowned for her devotional lyrical verse.
A Lalitha: India's First Woman Electrical Engineer | #IndianWomenInHistory

A Lalitha: India’s First Woman Electrical Engineer | #IndianWomenInHistory

A Lalitha's example continues to provide hope to women who wish to follow in her footsteps as engineers in India.
Malati Devi Choudhury: One Of The First Women Marxist Leaders In India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Malati Devi Choudhury: One Of The First Women Marxist Leaders In India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Malati Devi Choudhury raised her voice to help farmers against state repression, to fight untouchability and casteism, to educate children, and to elevate the conditions of women.
Sathyavani Muthu: The Dalit Politician Who Stood Up To Karunanidhi | #IndianWomenInHistory

Sathyavani Muthu: The Dalit Politician Who Stood Up To Karunanidhi | #IndianWomenInHistory

A three-time MLA and MP, Dr Muthu was one of the earliest Dalit leaders of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party and was the Harijan Welfare Minister till 1974.
The Tsunduru Massacre Of Dalits Of 1991 | #DalitHistoryMonth

The Tsunduru Massacre Of Dalits Of 1991 | #DalitHistoryMonth

The Tsunduru massacre of 1991 is as one of the most gruesome and vile premeditated attacks on Dalits, not just in the state of Andhra Pradesh but in the whole of India, since independence.

The Bhima Koregaon Battle: The First Recorded Victory Of Dalits | #DalitHistoryMonth

During the Bhima Koregaon battle, the Peshwas waged war against the British and the Mahars were fighting on behalf of the British. The anger and frustration that had been contained for years of oppression, along with modern weapons gave the Mahars an upper hand leading to their victory.
The Dharmapuri Caste Violence of 2012 | #DalitHistoryMonth

The Dharmapuri Caste Violence of 2012 | #DalitHistoryMonth

On 7th November, 2012, a caste mob of Vanniyars numbering 1500 stormed through Natham, Kondampatti and Anna Nagar Dalit colonies of Dharmapuri district and destroyed, looted, and burnt down over 200 houses.

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What Neha Shoree's Murder Tells Us About Punjab's Drug Problem

What Neha Shoree’s Murder Tells Us About Punjab’s Drug Problem

Dr. Neha Shoree, an official of the State Government of Punjab's Food and Drug Administration wing, was shot dead on 29th March, in broad daylight, in her office.
surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

The Forgotten Female Farmers Of India: Narratives From Bihar

From preparing the land, selecting seeds, transplanting the seedlings, applying manure/fertilisers/pesticides and then harvesting, winnowing and threshing, women work harder and longer than male farmers but are never recognised.