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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.

Zaib-un-Nissa: The Gifted Mughal Princess | #IndianWomenInHistory

Zaib-un-Nissa: The Gifted Mughal Princess | #IndianWomenInHistory

Zaib-un-Nissa was in many ways unique. She was a great patron of the arts, a gifted calligraphist, and an ardent collector of manuscripts.
Justice Anna Chandy: The First Female High Court Judge Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Justice Anna Chandy: The First Female High Court Judge Of India | #IndianWomenInHistory

Justice Anna Chandy's consequential contribution proved to be a stepping stone for the involvement of women in the judiciary.
Velu Nachiyar: The Tamil Queen Who Fought Away the British | #IndianWomenInHistory

Velu Nachiyar: The Tamil Queen Who Fought Away the British | #IndianWomenInHistory

Velu Nachiyar was the first Indian ruler to fight and triumph against the British in 1780, 77 years before the First War of Independence.
Kasturba Gandhi: The Lesser Known Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kasturba Gandhi: The Lesser Known Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Instead of subsidising her role in shadows of Gandhi, we should remember her by her own strength, achievements and sacrifices
Irawati Karve: A Pioneer of Indian Sociology | #IndianWomenInHistory

Irawati Karve: A Pioneer of Indian Sociology | #IndianWomenInHistory

Irawati Karve’s study on the Kinship Organization in India revolutionised and simplified future research on the subject.
Abadi Bano Begum A.K.A Bi Amma: The Burqa Clad Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Abadi Bano Begum AKA Bi Amma: The Burqa Clad Freedom Fighter | #IndianWomenInHistory

Abadi Bano Begum set an exemplary precedent for all women in general and Muslim women in particular as she encourged them to take part in the freedom struggle.

Was Rabi’a Basri – The Single Most Influential Sufi Woman – A Feminist?

Rabi'a Basri was a strong-willed woman who criticised and helped develop the other Sufi masters of her time.
4 Women Who Ruled Over The Mughal World

4 Women Who Ruled Over The Mughal World

The role of Mughal women in politics was magnificent which is generally neglected by the mainstream historians.
Durga Khote: The Bold Lady Of Bollywood’s Yesteryears | #IndianWomenInHistory

Durga Khote: The Bold Lady Of Bollywood’s Yesteryears | #IndianWomenInHistory

Durga Khote made significant contribution to Bollywood for nearly five decades, from the 1930s to the 1980s and broke many barriers in doing so.
Periyar E V Ramasamy: A True Leader Of The Downtrodden

Periyar E V Ramasamy: A True Leader Of The Marginalised

When it came to the rights and equality of women in India, Periyar was a feminist at a time the word was still alien to India.

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
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A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?