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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.

Remembering Chipko Movement: The Women-led Indigenous Struggle

The Chipko movement is a pioneering ecological movement and an indigenous ecofeminist protest which brought women to the foreground.

Shankuntala Devi: The Math Prodigy Who Researched About Homosexuality | #IndianWomenInHistory

Packed with interviews from the community and her study on homosexuality, Devi explicitly called out Section 377 and the unacceptable decriminalisation of homosexuality in India.

Understanding Andal: Desexualised Mother And Her Erotic Desires

Out of 12 Alvars (Vishnu worshippers), Andal is the only female poetess/ saint who is worshipped for her unabashed desires and devotion towards the lord Vishnu.
Wajida Tabassum: The Muslim Feminist Writer With A Distinct Style| #IndianWomenInHistory

Wajida Tabassum: The Muslim Feminist Writer With A Distinct Style| #IndianWomenInHistory

Wajida Tabassum is the first story writer to be called sahib-e-asloob (a writer with a distinct style) after Ismat Chughtai.
Kondapalli Koteswaramma: Andhra's Communist Revolutionary Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kondapalli Koteswaramma: Andhra’s Communist Revolutionary Activist | #IndianWomenInHistory

Kondapalli Koteswaramma, a communist leader, writer and feminist had lived a long revolutionary life and her voice was one of those rare voices from the margins which helped reconstitute a politics which is both inclusive and extensive, aimed to build a better world
Purnima Banerji: The Backstage Feminist Of The Indian Constituent Assembly | #IndianWomenInHistory

Purnima Banerji: The Backstage Feminist Of The Indian Constituent Assembly | #IndianWomenInHistory

She took part in the 24 days Dandi March in 1930 which was an act of non-violent, civil disobedience in colonial India. In 1941, she, along with Sucheta Kriplani started individual satyagraha for which both of them were eventually arrested. Banerji was again arrested in 1942 for taking part in the Quit India movement. She had to take her B.A. exams from prison.
Devika Rani: The First Lady Of Indian Screen| #IndianWomenInHistory

Devika Rani: The First Lady Of Indian Screen | #IndianWomenInHistory

Devika Rani was an Indian actress and producer is celebrated for giving Indian cinema its gems- Madhubala, Mumtaz, and Dilip Kumar.
Leela Dube: The Stalwart Of Anthropology | #IndianWomenInHistory

Leela Dube: The Stalwart Of Anthropology | #IndianWomenInHistory

Leela Dube expressed how leading a gendered life made her susceptible to gender issues, of which the male-dominated academia was unaware.
Rani Durgavati: The Valiant Gond Queen

Rani Durgavati: The Valiant Gond Queen | #IndianWomenInHistory

Rani Durgavati of the Chandela Kingdom was an exquisite Gond Queen who carried forward her family's valiant heritage in both life and demise.
The History Of Pride Parades In India

The History Of Pride Parades In India

It has been 20 years since the 1999 Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk. Today, Pride Parades are held in over 21 Indian cities.

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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.
Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Why Is There A Lack of Asexual Representation In Indian Media?

Asexuality is often misinterpreted as a lack of sex by society, this leads to conflict between the asexual community and the society at large.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.