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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.

Attia Hosain: A Radical Muslim Writer And Archivist Of The Partition | #IndianWomenInHistory

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Attia Hosain was a prominent Indian novelist, journalist, broadcaster and short-story writer who wrote in English. She started writing at a young age and is known for her works revolving around themes such as Partition and gender.

Women In The Streets: Walking Through History, Literature And Activism

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Feminist intervention around women’s safety in urban spaces and women’s right to experiencing the city led to the creation of various feminist campaigns in India. #IWillGoOut and #WhyLoiter, are offline and online campaigns documenting the idle walking of women in the streets in Indian urban and peri-urban spaces.

Tracing The Colonial Past Of Modern Indian Regressive Laws

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Be it now repealed Section 497—Adultery, Section 377—which implied criminalisation of homosexuality, or laws on Marital Rape, there has been a colonial colour to the laws related to women and the LGBTQ+ community in India.

Indrani Rahman: The Glamour Girl Of Indian Classical Dance| #IndianWomenInHistory

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Indrani Rahman had an inherent passion for dance which took her to places far and near, worldwide. Through her mastery of multiple dance forms she left an indelible impression on the repertoire of Indian Classical Dance.

Remembering Chipko Movement: The Women-led Indigenous Struggle

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

10 Women Journalists Who Made Their Voices Heard In 2019

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Here’s a list of 10 women journalists who have carved a major space in the journalism world in 2019 and made their voices heard.
VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

VIVA! India’s First Pop Stars And The Forgotten Feminist Voices

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Seema Ramchandani, Pratichee Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Anushka Manchanda formed VIVA after winning the contest launched by Channel V.
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

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On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.