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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.

Mahasweta Devi: An Eminent Personality In Bengali Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mahasweta Devi: An Eminent Personality In Bengali Literature | #IndianWomenInHistory

Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali writer and activist who documented the struggles of marginalized Dalit and adivasi communities in Bengal.
Amrita Pritam: Not Just A Poet, But Revolution Personified | #IndianWomenInHistory

Amrita Pritam: Not Just A Poet, But Revolution Personified | #IndianWomenInHistory

Amrita Pritam reimagined romantic poetry by centring it upon the woman. She challenged status quo with both her life and her literature.
Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari: The Paradox We Never Knew | #IndianWomenInHistory

Meena Kumari pioneered the portrayal of feminine anguish and sorrow, earning her the title of 'Tragedy Queen of Bollywood'.
6 Indian Queens Who Fought Colonialism | #IndianWomenInHistory

6 Indian Queens Who Fought Colonialism

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.
second wave of feminism

A Brief Summary Of The Second Wave Of Feminism

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

Mirabai: A Tale Of Simultaneous Devotion And Subversion | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.
5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

5 Sikh Women In History You Should Know About

Sikh women have a long history of fighting patriarchy, enacting radical change, and taking up leadership roles.
Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

Darshan Ranganathan: Self-Made Pioneer In Organic Chemistry | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.
Founder Of India's First Women's Organisation - Sarala Devi Chaudhurani | #IndianWomenInHistory

Founder Of India’s First Women’s Organisation – Sarala Devi Chaudhurani | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.
Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion of 1857 and Forgotten Dalit History

Jhalkari Bai: The Indian Rebellion Of 1857 And Forgotten Dalit History | #IndianWomenInHistory

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.

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Know Your Neighbour: A Team Committed To The Goal Of Communal Harmony

Know Your Neighbour: A Team Committed To The Goal Of Communal Harmony

In the times when communal passions are being fanned continuously, Know Your Neighbour is a powerful, essential and momentous campaign trying to narrow gaps between communities through initiatives at the grassroots level.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.