Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading Feminism and Islam: A Starter Pack

Reading works by feminist Muslim scholars, activists and artists has been a source of comfort and hope that certain community practices can be challenged and improved through faith-rooted efforts.
The SC has lifted the centuries-old ban on women's entry to the Sabrimala temple thus granting women their freedom of choice to worship.

The Sabarimala Controversy: Women And Their Right To Pray

The SC has lifted the centuries-old ban on women's entry to the Sabrimala temple thus granting women their freedom of choice to worship.
Women Qazis

Women Qazis- A Step Away From Patriarchal Religion

The presence of women Qazis definitely ignites the possibility of the religious arena becoming more gender equal.
Yoga-tta Be Kidding Me: Capitalism and Gaslighting in Modi’s India

Yoga-tta Be Kidding Me: Capitalism and Gaslighting in Modi’s India

Modi’s politics of yoga is a clear example of gaslighting, allowing him to invisibilise the functioning of oppressive structures in a way that calling yoga a form of cultural capital for the Hindutva movement seems like a “stretch.”
The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The AR Rahman Controversy And Hijab As A Political Symbol

The legendary musician AR Rahman‘s daughter made a public appearance wearing hijab, bringing hijab into the limelight with a lot of discourse around it.
Female ascetics worshipping

Where Does The Identity Of Female Ascetics Lie In Hinduism?

The transformation of female ascetics in Hinduism lies in her capability to denounce all household duties and follow the path of dharma.
Meeting Societal Expectations Of Right And Wrong With Hijab

Meeting Societal Expectations Of Right And Wrong With “Hijab”

My harasser never wore his hijab. At the end of the day, all responsibilities to maintain the rectitude are put on women and their hair and hijab.
Can we stop portraying Muslim women as hapless beings?

Can We Stop Stereotyping Muslim Women As Hapless Beings?

This oppressed typecasting of Muslim women, as the rest of society has made it out to be and accordingly judged us, can be repudiated.

8 Stories Of #UnsanskariLove To Give You The Warm Fuzzies

This Valentine's Day, we at Feminism in India wanted to highlight the #UnsanskariLove stories of couples whose romances don't check society-sanctioned boxes of approval.
Being Muslim in India Aftermath of Pulwama

Being Muslim In The Aftermath Of The Pulwama Attack: A Glimpse Into The Hatred...

The communal hatred that had been simmering for the last 5 years on a slightly higher flame than earlier, reached boiling point after the Pulwama attack. Here are snippets of incidents that occurred a few days after the attack.

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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.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.