Ashapurna Devi's short stories, novellas, as well as larger novels, vividly portray the emergence of quintessential middle-class Bengali women.
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's work surrounding sexual harassment at the workplace illuminated the obscured reality of women in the workplace, long before it received any legal acknowledgement.
Familiarly known as Benudi, Supriya Devi dominated the arena of Bengali cinema for a good half-century.
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 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.
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.
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 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, 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.