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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.

Ashapurna Devi: The Feminist Writer Of Bengal | #IndianWomenInHistory

Ashapurna Devi: The Feminist Writer Of Bengal | #IndianWomenInHistory

Ashapurna Devi's short stories, novellas, as well as larger novels, vividly portray the emergence of quintessential middle-class Bengali women.
Saraswatibai Phalke: India’s First Film Technician And Editor| #IndianWomenInHistory

Saraswatibai Phalke: India’s First Ever Film Editor And Technician | #IndianWomenInHistory

Saraswatibai Phalke contribution to the art and craft of film-making in India is immeasurable. Her story as a film technician and editor is much like the unsung behind-the-scenes crew, without whom a film cannot possibly be made.
Martha Farrell: The ‘Everyday Feminist’ | #IndianWomenInHistory

Martha Farrell: The ‘Everyday Feminist’ | #IndianWomenInHistory

Martha Farrell's work surrounding sexual harassment at the workplace illuminated the obscured reality of women in the workplace, long before it received any legal acknowledgement.
Supriya Devi: The Gem Of Bengali Cinema | #IndianWomenInHistory

Supriya Devi: The Gem Of Bengali Cinema | #IndianWomenInHistory

Familiarly known as Benudi, Supriya Devi dominated the arena of Bengali cinema for a good half-century.

Shanti Tigga: India’s First Female Jawaan | #IndianWomenInHistory

Shanti Tigga aced the various physical trials at the Recruitment Training Camp. With her overall performance, inclusive of the modules of physical test, drill and firing, Cadet Tigga unanimously adjudged the overall best trainee.
B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi: The Physicist Who Fought Feudalistic Academia| #IndianWomenInHistory

B. Vijayalakshmi as a scientist is known to few. Yet, she is perhaps one of the most brilliant minds to have existed in the Indian Physics community. Although her life was cut short by cancer, never once did it waver her spirit from scientific curiosity and work, of politics and social awareness.
Rupa Bai Furdoonji: World's First Female Anesthetist | #DesiSTEMinist

Rupa Bai Furdoonji: World’s First Female Anesthetist | #DesiSTEMinist

At the time when women were discouraged from pursuing basic education and often rejected from entering into schools and colleges, Dr. Rupa Bai Furdoonji was the first female in many significant fields of science and biology in India and the world at large.
Sant Ravidas And His Fight Against Casteism

Sant Ravidas And His Fight Against Casteism

Ravidas, also famously called as Raidas, was a cobbler, saint, poet, philosopher, and social reformer, all rolled into one, who employed bhakti as a method of social protest against the centuries-old system of untouchability. Some mistake his trajectory of spiritualism for sanskritisation.
Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul: The Only Muslim Woman In India's Constituent Assembly | #IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul: The Only Muslim Woman In India’s Constituent Assembly | #IndianWomenInHistory

Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul was one of the 28 Muslim League members to join the Constituent Assembly of undivided India, and she was the only Muslim woman to be a part of the assembly.
Mirra Alfassa: The Holy Mother Of Auroville

Mirra Alfassa: The Mother Of Auroville

Mirra Alfassa, or The Mother, was the guiding spirit behind the setting up of Auroville (City of Dawn), an idyllic township, where an ambience of universal brotherhood and peace prevails.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
In Photos: Meet 5 Women Smashing Patriarchy With Their Unstereotypical Jobs

In Photos: Meet 5 Women Smashing Patriarchy With Their Unstereotypical Jobs

Women are knocking down stereotypes in previously self-proclaimed male-dominated roles by taking on path-breaking, unstereotypical jobs across sectors that many might term as unconventional choices.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।