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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.

Saraswathi Rajamani: India's Youngest Spy In The INA

Saraswathi Rajamani: India’s Youngest Spy In The INA | #IndianWomenInHistory

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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’.
Pritilata Waddedar: The Revolutionary “Birkannya” From Bengal| #IndianWomenInHistory

Pritilata Waddedar: The Revolutionary “Birkannya” From Bengal| #IndianWomenInHistory

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At a time when women were not allowed into the internal meetings of the armed revolutionary group “Jugantar” in Bengal, Pritilata Waddedar not only participated in armed attacks against the oppressors but also led them.
Captain Prem Mathur: The Woman Who Swore To Fly High|#IndianWomenInHistory

Captain Prem Mathur: The Woman Who Swore To Fly High | #IndianWomenInHistory

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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.
Snehalata Reddy: The Fearless Woman Who Fought Against 1975 Emergency|#IndianWomenInHistory

Snehalata Reddy: The Fearless Woman Who Fought Against 1975 Emergency |#IndianWomenInHistory

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Multi-talented actress and a fearless voice of dissent, Snehalata Reddy devoted her entire life to art and activism. She is revered for her unconditional commitment to democratic values and non-violent resistance.
Krishna Sobti: Doyen of Hindi Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Krishna Sobti: Doyen Of Hindi Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Krishna Sobti was a prolific Hindi writer, who passed away earlier this year who, despite having a strong female presence and presenting bold female characters in her story, has resisted the label of 'women writer'.
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.
Forgotten Histories: Adivasi Women Of The Warli Revolt

Forgotten Histories: Adivasi Women Of The Warli Revolt

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The involvement of the tribal women in the Warli revolt was supported by the Kisan Sabha leader, Godaveri Parulekar, also known lovingly as Godutai (elder sister) by the Adivasis.
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.

The Channar Revolt: The Fight For A Dignified Existence

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The women of the Nadar community led the Channar revolt from 1813-1859 to fight for their right to wear upper-body clothes to cover their breasts.
Kamla Chaudhry: The Edgy Feminist Writer And Political Activist| #IndianWomenInHistory

Kamla Chaudhry: The Edgy Feminist Writer And Political Activist| #IndianWomenInHistory

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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.

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Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.
surayya tyabji woman who designed indian flag

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

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Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.

Can You Really Be A Heterosexual Feminist In This Patriarchal World?

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Can a woman really, given what she knows, enter a relationship of trust, adulation and love with a man? Can she really be a heterosexual feminist?