Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali writer and activist who documented the struggles of marginalized Dalit and adivasi communities in Bengal.
Amrita Pritam reimagined romantic poetry by centring it upon the woman. She challenged status quo with both her life and her literature.
Meena Kumari pioneered the portrayal of feminine anguish and sorrow, earning her the title of 'Tragedy Queen of Bollywood'.
India is no stranger to warrior women who ruled or even fought when the need to defend arose. Hence, Indian history also has its fair share of queens who rose up to colonial conflicts.
The Second Wave of feminism is usually demarcated from the 1960s to the late 1980s. It was a reaction to women returning to their roles as housewives and mothers after the Second World War.
Mirabai was a 16th century Rajasthani princess, a devotional songwriter, poet and a mystic who stood against the conventions of her times to voice her spiritual devotion for Krishna.
Sikh women have a long history of fighting patriarchy, enacting radical change, and taking up leadership roles.
Darshan Ranganathan was the most distinguished organic chemist of her times in India, with multiple publications in The Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Organic Chemistry and many notable others.
Sarala Devi was a feminist who worked for the education of women in India and became one of the most renowned feminists of the subcontinent.
The story of Jhalkari Bai as a Dalit Virangana tells us why looking at the representations of Dalit women in the history of 1857 is crucial.