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 was not only one of the few warriors who could well handle a firearm but also a sophisticated and ruthless businesswoman.
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.
Lalleshwari, locally popular as Lal Ded, was a Kashmiri mystic of the early medieval period, renowned for her devotional lyrical verse.
A Lalitha's example continues to provide hope to women who wish to follow in her footsteps as engineers in India.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.