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Being natural is incredibly empowering for women because it's just who you are. You're embracing all the beautiful things about you from your head to your toes. Because when you mask so much of your natural beauty, people don't get to see that.

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Being natural is incredibly empowering for women because it's just who you are. You're embracing all the beautiful things about you from your head to your toes. Because when you mask so much of your natural beauty, people don't get to see that. #travelling  #travelingthroughtheworld  #refugees  #we  #indianphotographyhub  #indianculture  #indiancapture  #portrait  #portraiture  #indianwomeninhistory  #indianwomenethnic  #indianwomens  #indianwomenphotographers  #indianwomen  #indianwomensarees  #indianwomentraveler  knwhite #following  #ios12  #isolation  #portraiturephotography  #womenpower  #familylife  #travelinglife  #photographers_of_india  #nikon  #nikonphotography  @ambikapur_pic_war @natgeo @natgeotravel @colours.of.chattisgarh @indian.photography @indian.photo @worldphotographersclub @portraitsofficial @natgeoimagecollection @natgeoindia @india
Reminders everywhere that #womenempowerment is happening all over for #indiaswomen #womeninindia #indianwomeninhistory
Go the girls!
@Meera Shankar 
India’s second female ambassador of the United States of America, (the first being Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit).Shankar is as famous for her diplomatic ease as she is for the dexterity of her work. 
Shankar was the first serving diplomat to be posted in Washington in more than two decades after G.Shankar Bajpai. In 2003, she achieved the rank of Additional Secretary, she held the responsibility for the United Nations and International Security.
Being a diplomat is not an easy job, where even one wrong move could result in the severance of ties between two nations. 
Our women had done stellar job and we couldn’t be more proud of them.
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#feminist #diplomat #unitednations #unitednationwomen #indiandiplomat #diplomatlife #womeninpower #unitednation #civilservice #womeninspiringwomen #writersofinstagram #authorofinstagram #bloggerofinstagram #writersclub #womendiplomats #civilserviceclub #thefeministera #womenempowerment #indianwomen #politicalmedia #womeninpower #womenintheword #indianwomeninhistory
@Meera Shankar India’s second female ambassador of the United States of America, (the first being Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit).Shankar is as famous for her diplomatic ease as she is for the dexterity of her work. Shankar was the first serving diplomat to be posted in Washington in more than two decades after G.Shankar Bajpai. In 2003, she achieved the rank of Additional Secretary, she held the responsibility for the United Nations and International Security. Being a diplomat is not an easy job, where even one wrong move could result in the severance of ties between two nations. Our women had done stellar job and we couldn’t be more proud of them. . . . . . . . . . . . . #feminist  #diplomat  #unitednations  #unitednationwomen  #indiandiplomat  #diplomatlife  #womeninpower  #unitednation  #civilservice  #womeninspiringwomen  #writersofinstagram  #authorofinstagram  #bloggerofinstagram  #writersclub  #womendiplomats  #civilserviceclub  #thefeministera  #womenempowerment  #indianwomen  #politicalmedia  #womeninpower  #womenintheword  #indianwomeninhistory 
#eBooksbySahiba The account of the life of #Anandibai #Joshi, the first #SouthAsian person to visit the #UnitedStates and acquire a Western medicine degree, the first Hindu #Brahmin lady to travel abroad away from India for education and among the youngest pioneers to bring medicine as a profession among Indian women.
Living a mere life of 22 years,  Anandibai earned a crater on the Venus named after her and is fondly remembered for her contribution to medicine among Indian women. My book covers her growth and self love, her dreams and aspirations,  her struggles and fears and her accomplishments supplied with story tidbits, newspaper clippings,  personal letters and anecdotes. #anandibaijoshi #anandijoshi #indianwomeninhistory #indianwomen #brahmin #hinduwomen #womendoctors #hinduintheUS #US #medicine #medicineforwomen #indianhistory
#eBooksbySahiba  The account of the life of #Anandibai  #Joshi , the first #SouthAsian  person to visit the #UnitedStates  and acquire a Western medicine degree, the first Hindu #Brahmin  lady to travel abroad away from India for education and among the youngest pioneers to bring medicine as a profession among Indian women. Living a mere life of 22 years, Anandibai earned a crater on the Venus named after her and is fondly remembered for her contribution to medicine among Indian women. My book covers her growth and self love, her dreams and aspirations, her struggles and fears and her accomplishments supplied with story tidbits, newspaper clippings, personal letters and anecdotes. #anandibaijoshi  #anandijoshi  #indianwomeninhistory  #indianwomen  #brahmin  #hinduwomen  #womendoctors  #hinduintheUS  #US  #medicine  #medicineforwomen  #indianhistory 
Nearly 6 months later  after my jumps with PTS Agra, I was representing India in Sweden for the 19th World Parachuting Championships 
My second International Competition, with hardly any practice or training for the Accuracy event.It was tough.
Did few practice jumps at the site as a drifter.
#skydivingaustralia #adventurewomen #womenacheivers #indianwomenwriters #skydivingchick #skydivingcompetition #indianwomenacheivers #indianwomeninhistory
For Squadron Leader  V S Kalan,who was a Chief Instructor at PTS was my Jump Master for the day.
He wrote the best remark in my Log Book 
As I keep reminding everyone this was 1987 and women had still not been inducted into the Indian Armed forces  #indianarmedforces #indian army women officers#indiangirl #motivational speaker dubai #skydivedubai #indianskydivers #indianwomeninhistory #sheikhahendalqassemi #
Major R Goswami was also representing India in the competition 
He had helped me to grow in the sport.It was such an eye opener for both of us as to where our country was in the sport I learnt a lot and made many friends in the skydiving world.
#aeroclubofindia #indianarmyofficers #indianarmywomen #hamdanbinmohammedalmaktoum #adventurewomen #womenacheivers #indianwomenwriters #indianaviationlovers #indianyouth #indianwomeninhistory #indianwomen #indianmotivationalspeaker #skydivingevents #skydivinghistory #skydivingindubai #seoulskydiving #livelifeyourway
Major R Goswami was also representing India in the competition He had helped me to grow in the sport.It was such an eye opener for both of us as to where our country was in the sport I learnt a lot and made many friends in the skydiving world. #aeroclubofindia  #indianarmyofficers  #indianarmywomen  #hamdanbinmohammedalmaktoum  #adventurewomen  #womenacheivers  #indianwomenwriters  #indianaviationlovers  #indianyouth  #indianwomeninhistory  #indianwomen  #indianmotivationalspeaker  #skydivingevents  #skydivinghistory  #skydivingindubai  #seoulskydiving  #livelifeyourway 
Our #MondayMotivation is Annapurna Devi, a Hindustani classical musician who chose anonymity as against fame and refused to showcase her stupendous talent to the rest of the world.

She was the wife of Pt. Ravi Shankar and chose a life of anonymity despite her considerable talent so as to not usurp her husband's legend.
#IndianWomenInHistory #FIIMotivation
Our #MondayMotivation  is Annapurna Devi, a Hindustani classical musician who chose anonymity as against fame and refused to showcase her stupendous talent to the rest of the world. She was the wife of Pt. Ravi Shankar and chose a life of anonymity despite her considerable talent so as to not usurp her husband's legend. #IndianWomenInHistory  #FIIMotivation 
Raeford Drop Zone Bunk house that’s where I stayed in 1986
That itself was an experience 
The best drop zone to train for Style and Accuracy 
Still have few friend from that period of my life 
#skydivingaustralia #adventurewomen #womenacheivers #indianwomenwriters #aeroclubofindia #raefordskydivingcenter #tonythacker #indianwomenblog #indianwomeninhistory #indianwomenblog #sheikhhamdanbinmohammedbinrashidalmaktoum #skydiveindia #skydivegram_feature
To enjoy the next jump you need to sweat it out Yes Pack your Parachute 😀that’s part Joy#adventurewomen #womenacheivers #indianwomenwriters #indianwomeninhistory #indianwomenblog #skydivegirl #
My first jump on the US soil. It was just so fulfilling. looking back today 32 years later I would have been the first Indian Woman for sure from India to have Skydived already in two  foreign countries,Australia and now the US.
#skydivingaustralia #hamdanbinmohammedalmaktoum #adventurewomen #womenacheivers #aeroclubofindia #indianwomenblog #indianwomeninhistory #indianmotivationalspeaker #emiratiwomen #sheikhamdan #sheikhahendalqasaemi #skydiveraeford #sheetal #shital
My first jump on the US soil. It was just so fulfilling. looking back today 32 years later I would have been the first Indian Woman for sure from India to have Skydived already in two foreign countries,Australia and now the US. #skydivingaustralia  #hamdanbinmohammedalmaktoum  #adventurewomen  #womenacheivers  #aeroclubofindia  #indianwomenblog  #indianwomeninhistory  #indianmotivationalspeaker  #emiratiwomen  #sheikhamdan  #sheikhahendalqasaemi  #skydiveraeford  #sheetal  #shital 
The grand party after the event I loved to wear my traditional clothes during such occasion#hamdanbinmohammedalmaktoum #adventurewomen #womenacheivers #indianwomenblog #indianwomeninhistory #skydive_vibes#motivation💪#australianskydive
Never knew there was something called a field packing method of a parachute. Learnt it while I was in Australia in 1986 at Adelaide#hamdanbinmohammedalmaktoum #indianarmy🇮🇳 #adventurewomen #womenacheivers #feminamagazineindia #skydivingposts #skydiving_life#skydivingdubai #motivation💪 #aeroclubofindia #indianwomenblog #indianwomeninhistory #weekendmotivations #australianskydive
With Mr Claude Gillard who was my guide and mentor in the sport.
This picture is in 1994 nearly 9 years after the I met him at the FAI#hamdanbinmohammedalmaktoum #adventurewomen #womenacheivers #feminamagazineindia #aeroclubofindia #indianwomenblog #indianwomeninhistory #skydivingdubai #australianskydive
WHAT WE KNOW. WHAT WE DON'T WANT TO. 📻🙉
History has been written to be self-serving, to alter or decimate the power of the other gender, philosophy, idea. So it's no surprise, we hear and know little or nothing at all about soulful woman figures from our history. .
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Years ago, I bought a copy of Rumer Godden's book 'Gulbadan' an eponymous name of the Mughal emperor Babur's daughter, after being given to enact the character of Gulbadan Banu Begum / Princess Rosebody for a play glorifying the Mughal rule in India - I nosedived into the pages, using 'research for character' as an alibi. 🤔 I was madly surprised and curious, to say the least, that a muslim princess -- practising purdah and being well-lettered and observant of her times -- was one such historian whose work is the only surviving history written by a woman in 16th century Mughal India. 💙
She was King Akbar's favourite aunt.👸
Apparently, he would seek her counsel before most decisions big and small. One can imagine that it was perhaps this respect of the feminine, or the guidance of an educated woman that gave Akbar the reputation of being one of the most fair & just rulers of the dynasty. 
Gulbadan Banu Begum was born in 1523 in Afghanistan. She came to write about her father Babur & her brother Humayun’s reign after being persuaded by her nephew Akbar.
In Gulbadan's account titled 'Ahval-I Humayun Badshah' --- there is a stark difference between her description of the harem and the that given by contemporary male historians. 📖
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Rumer Godden's book enlightened me on the unassuming power and feminism of Gulbadan. Yet, unsurprisingly, many are still unaware of her historical, powerful person as also her contribution to bringing semblance into Akbar's generation of rulership. ⭐
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That (wilful) ignorance also extended to my play's director, whom when I informed about the book, took EVEN MORE wilful interest in snipping off dimensions to the female characters from the play -- for the remainder shows! .
📷 from the play, 'Sons of Babur'
#IndianWomeninHistory #performanceart #theatre #gulbadan
#rumergodden #rubylal #artiswithin
#artasteacher #artistsareexplorers #actors #100daysofart #day29🖤
WHAT WE KNOW. WHAT WE DON'T WANT TO. 📻🙉 History has been written to be self-serving, to alter or decimate the power of the other gender, philosophy, idea. So it's no surprise, we hear and know little or nothing at all about soulful woman figures from our history. . . Years ago, I bought a copy of Rumer Godden's book 'Gulbadan' an eponymous name of the Mughal emperor Babur's daughter, after being given to enact the character of Gulbadan Banu Begum / Princess Rosebody for a play glorifying the Mughal rule in India - I nosedived into the pages, using 'research for character' as an alibi. 🤔 I was madly surprised and curious, to say the least, that a muslim princess -- practising purdah and being well-lettered and observant of her times -- was one such historian whose work is the only surviving history written by a woman in 16th century Mughal India. 💙 She was King Akbar's favourite aunt.👸 Apparently, he would seek her counsel before most decisions big and small. One can imagine that it was perhaps this respect of the feminine, or the guidance of an educated woman that gave Akbar the reputation of being one of the most fair & just rulers of the dynasty. Gulbadan Banu Begum was born in 1523 in Afghanistan. She came to write about her father Babur & her brother Humayun’s reign after being persuaded by her nephew Akbar. In Gulbadan's account titled 'Ahval-I Humayun Badshah' --- there is a stark difference between her description of the harem and the that given by contemporary male historians. 📖 . Rumer Godden's book enlightened me on the unassuming power and feminism of Gulbadan. Yet, unsurprisingly, many are still unaware of her historical, powerful person as also her contribution to bringing semblance into Akbar's generation of rulership. ⭐ . . That (wilful) ignorance also extended to my play's director, whom when I informed about the book, took EVEN MORE wilful interest in snipping off dimensions to the female characters from the play -- for the remainder shows! . 📷 from the play, 'Sons of Babur' #IndianWomeninHistory  #performanceart  #theatre  #gulbadan  #rumergodden  #rubylal  #artiswithin  #artasteacher  #artistsareexplorers  #actors  #100daysofart  #day29 🖤
Meet @Prerna sharma.

Called “The Scientist of Small Things” in the Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. 
Prerna Sharma is the youngest assistant professor at Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore. She specialises in condensed matter physics. During her time in the USA, at Brandeis University, she was a part of a team which made great progress in the study of two dimensional physics. .
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#iit #scientist #indianscientist #younggirl #indianwomeninhistory #forbes #forbes30under30 #inspiringwomen #iitian #successfulwomen #successdiaries #motivationalwomen #feminism #thefeministera #blogger #bloggerlife #writinglife #writingsociety #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #worldbloggers #worldbloggercommunity #writingcommunity #morereadersneeded#femaleleaders #femalesupremacy#iit #scientistsofinstagram #datascientist #scientistlife
Meet @Prerna sharma. Called “The Scientist of Small Things” in the Forbes’ 30 under 30 list. Prerna Sharma is the youngest assistant professor at Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore. She specialises in condensed matter physics. During her time in the USA, at Brandeis University, she was a part of a team which made great progress in the study of two dimensional physics. . . . . . . . . . . . . #iit  #scientist  #indianscientist  #younggirl  #indianwomeninhistory  #forbes  #forbes30under30  #inspiringwomen  #iitian  #successfulwomen  #successdiaries  #motivationalwomen  #feminism  #thefeministera  #blogger  #bloggerlife  #writinglife  #writingsociety  #writerscommunity  #writersofinstagram  #worldbloggers  #worldbloggercommunity  #writingcommunity  #morereadersneeded #femaleleaders  #femalesupremacy #iit  #scientistsofinstagram  #datascientist  #scientistlife 
Meet @ vijay Lakshmi pandit. 
First indian woman to hold such a dignitary position- “President of United Nations assembly” (to the 8 session conducted). Pandit was the first Indian woman to hold a cabinet post in pre-independent India . 
She work on various positions in india , prior and after independence for the betterment of woman status. .
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#vijaylaxmipandit #diplomats #indianwriters #indianwomeninhistory  #politics #indianpolitics #worldpolitics #unitednations #womeninpolitics #congress #womeninspiringwomen #womenintheword #bosswomen #indianhistory #feminism #feminismindia #worldneedmorefemaleleaders #thefeministera #blogger #bloggerlife #writinglife #writingsociety #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #worldbloggers #worldbloggercommunity #writingcommunity #writingsociety #femalesupremacy#gurgaonblogger
Meet @ vijay Lakshmi pandit. First indian woman to hold such a dignitary position- “President of United Nations assembly” (to the 8 session conducted). Pandit was the first Indian woman to hold a cabinet post in pre-independent India . She work on various positions in india , prior and after independence for the betterment of woman status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #vijaylaxmipandit  #diplomats  #indianwriters  #indianwomeninhistory  #politics  #indianpolitics  #worldpolitics  #unitednations  #womeninpolitics  #congress  #womeninspiringwomen  #womenintheword  #bosswomen  #indianhistory  #feminism  #feminismindia  #worldneedmorefemaleleaders  #thefeministera  #blogger  #bloggerlife  #writinglife  #writingsociety  #writerscommunity  #writersofinstagram  #worldbloggers  #worldbloggercommunity  #writingcommunity  #writingsociety  #femalesupremacy #gurgaonblogger 
Meet - @Sarala Devi Chaudhurani.
Founder Of India’s First Women’s Organisation –#IndianWomenInHistory.

She was among the few women graduates of her time as it was still taboo for women to get an education in India at that time.
At the age of 33, Sarala Devi married. Sarala Devi founded the first woman’s organization in India known as the Bharat Stree Mahamandal in Allahabad.

The goal of organisation was to promote female education, bringing together women of every race and working on the violence in the marriages. .
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#feminism #feminismindia #feministworld #feminisminindia #feminismisforeverybody #motivationalspeech #worldneedmorefemaleleaders #thefeministera #blogger #bloggerlife #writinglife #writingsociety #writerscommunity #writersofinstagram #blogger #bloggerlife #worldbloggers #worldbloggercommunity #writingcommunity #writingsociety #likesforlike #morereadersneeded#femaleleaders #femaleleadership #femalesupremacy#likeforlikes #likesforlikesback #comment4comment #gurgaonblogger #gurgaondiaries #gurgaon #gurgaongirl
Meet - @Sarala Devi Chaudhurani. Founder Of India’s First Women’s Organisation –#IndianWomenInHistory . She was among the few women graduates of her time as it was still taboo for women to get an education in India at that time. At the age of 33, Sarala Devi married. Sarala Devi founded the first woman’s organization in India known as the Bharat Stree Mahamandal in Allahabad. The goal of organisation was to promote female education, bringing together women of every race and working on the violence in the marriages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #feminism  #feminismindia  #feministworld  #feminisminindia  #feminismisforeverybody  #motivationalspeech  #worldneedmorefemaleleaders  #thefeministera  #blogger  #bloggerlife  #writinglife  #writingsociety  #writerscommunity  #writersofinstagram  #blogger  #bloggerlife  #worldbloggers  #worldbloggercommunity  #writingcommunity  #writingsociety  #likesforlike  #morereadersneeded #femaleleaders  #femaleleadership  #femalesupremacy #likeforlikes  #likesforlikesback  #comment4comment  #gurgaonblogger  #gurgaondiaries  #gurgaon  #gurgaongirl 
The Maharani of Cooch Behar, Indrani Devi ( Maharani Gayatri Devi’s mother) known for her legendary beauty and fine taste in exquisite pearls and French Chiffons. Grace is about an elegance which is subtle and refined #luxuryjewelry #royalsofindia #coochbehar #maharaniindiradevi #indianstylist #luxurystyleoflife #womenwithclass #womenwithstyle #frenchchiffon #stringofpearls #indianwomeninhistory #inspirationalwomen #vogueindia#bazaarindia#chandigarhdiaries #indianstylist #indianinfluencers
The Maharani of Cooch Behar, Indrani Devi ( Maharani Gayatri Devi’s mother) known for her legendary beauty and fine taste in exquisite pearls and French Chiffons. Grace is about an elegance which is subtle and refined #luxuryjewelry  #royalsofindia  #coochbehar  #maharaniindiradevi  #indianstylist  #luxurystyleoflife  #womenwithclass  #womenwithstyle  #frenchchiffon  #stringofpearls  #indianwomeninhistory  #inspirationalwomen  #vogueindia #bazaarindia #chandigarhdiaries  #indianstylist  #indianinfluencers 
Revolutionary leader, feminist and writer #KondapalliKoteswaramma passed away on September 19 at her granddaughter’s house in Vizag. She was 100 years old. We at Zubaan feel honoured to have published the English translation of her #memoir (originally in Telugu), ‘The Sharp Knife of Memory’, which Koteswaramma wrote at the age of 93. Although at first she was known as the widow of Kondapalli Seetharamaiah, one of the primary leaders of the #Maoistmovement in Andhra Pradesh, later in her life Koteswaramma came to be recognised as the rebel woman who gave her life to the Communist cause.

An indomitable spirit who spent four years underground in the difficult years of the late 1940s, Koteswaramma was not broken even after the man she married deserted her for another woman. Instead, she rebuilt her life by educating herself and did not give up even after she lost both her children and then her mother in a short span of time.

As a fellow HRF activist Rohith rightly said on her passing, there is nothing Koteswaramma had not faced, be it “patriarchy, feudalism, capitalism, revolutionary movements, [the] dissolution of such movements...’ But more importantly she survived it all, leaving behind a legacy of grit, perseverance and sacrifice.

While writing her autobiography Koteswaramma had wondered, “Am I the only one left now as everyone who walked with me has gone away?” So she picked the title ‘Nirjana Vaaradhi’, which can be translated as ‘A Bridge Abandoned.’ She was unaware, then, that the bridge would find a new lease of life in the hands of her readers, to be crossed again and again for long after she is gone.

#womenleaders, #indianwomen, #indianwomeninhistory, #indiancommunistmovements, #communistmovements, #maoistmovements #rebelwomen
Revolutionary leader, feminist and writer #KondapalliKoteswaramma  passed away on September 19 at her granddaughter’s house in Vizag. She was 100 years old. We at Zubaan feel honoured to have published the English translation of her #memoir  (originally in Telugu), ‘The Sharp Knife of Memory’, which Koteswaramma wrote at the age of 93. Although at first she was known as the widow of Kondapalli Seetharamaiah, one of the primary leaders of the #Maoistmovement  in Andhra Pradesh, later in her life Koteswaramma came to be recognised as the rebel woman who gave her life to the Communist cause. An indomitable spirit who spent four years underground in the difficult years of the late 1940s, Koteswaramma was not broken even after the man she married deserted her for another woman. Instead, she rebuilt her life by educating herself and did not give up even after she lost both her children and then her mother in a short span of time. As a fellow HRF activist Rohith rightly said on her passing, there is nothing Koteswaramma had not faced, be it “patriarchy, feudalism, capitalism, revolutionary movements, [the] dissolution of such movements...’ But more importantly she survived it all, leaving behind a legacy of grit, perseverance and sacrifice. While writing her autobiography Koteswaramma had wondered, “Am I the only one left now as everyone who walked with me has gone away?” So she picked the title ‘Nirjana Vaaradhi’, which can be translated as ‘A Bridge Abandoned.’ She was unaware, then, that the bridge would find a new lease of life in the hands of her readers, to be crossed again and again for long after she is gone. #womenleaders , #indianwomen , #indianwomeninhistory , #indiancommunistmovements , #communistmovements , #maoistmovements  #rebelwomen 
My piece with @feminisminindia on #corneliasorabji, #britain and #india's first #female #attorney and how she deserves much more than history has given her. Cornelia is lost in the expanse of history but it is time that her #memory and the memory of the infinite things she has achieved be forever etched in our collective consciousness. We should finally give her the reverence and #visibility she deserves to have.

Link to the entire piece in bio.

#indianwomeninhistory #womeninhistory #greatwomen #womenofvalue #womenwhochangedtheworld #cornelia #firstlawyer #lawyer #law #legal #feminism #womensrights #glassceiling #breakingbarriers #womeninlaw #womenandlaw #legalfield #womeninlaw⚖️
My piece with @feminisminindia on #corneliasorabji , #britain  and #india 's first #female  #attorney  and how she deserves much more than history has given her. Cornelia is lost in the expanse of history but it is time that her #memory  and the memory of the infinite things she has achieved be forever etched in our collective consciousness. We should finally give her the reverence and #visibility  she deserves to have. Link to the entire piece in bio. #indianwomeninhistory  #womeninhistory  #greatwomen  #womenofvalue  #womenwhochangedtheworld  #cornelia  #firstlawyer  #lawyer  #law  #legal  #feminism  #womensrights  #glassceiling  #breakingbarriers  #womeninlaw  #womenandlaw  #legalfield  #womeninlaw ⚖️
The next episode has arrived! Stories of suffrage and survival linked by Queen Victoria. We present to you Sarah Forbes Bonetta and Sophia Duleep Singh. Find the link in our bio to listen #Sophiaduleepsingh #sarahforbesbonetta #blackwomeninhistory #indianwomeninhistory #ladypodsquad #thefemcyclopediapodcast #womeninhistory #sheroes #feminism
For our #MondayMotivation this independence week, let us remember Bhikaji Cama and expand the narrative of India’s historical national movement. A dedicated nationalist, Bhikaji Cama spent her life in service of the Indian struggle for freedom. 
Bhikaji Cama was educated and informed – a woman who travelled the world and fought for a cause at a time when the opposite was expected.  Her achievements were unique and her impact powerful, but her legacy is often forgotten.  #FIIMotivation
For our #MondayMotivation  this independence week, let us remember Bhikaji Cama and expand the narrative of India’s historical national movement. A dedicated nationalist, Bhikaji Cama spent her life in service of the Indian struggle for freedom. Bhikaji Cama was educated and informed – a woman who travelled the world and fought for a cause at a time when the opposite was expected. Her achievements were unique and her impact powerful, but her legacy is often forgotten. #FIIMotivation 
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From the beauty of Magnolia to the sweetness of Sugarcane, EK Janaki Ammal’s research in Cytogenetics has paved the way for progress in plant genetics in early 20th century. >
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#janakiammal #botanicalgardens #magnolia #kewgardens #artistofinstagram #daughterswhodare #feminist #feminisminindia #gouache #portrait #likeagirl #inspiration #illustrator #childrensbooks #IndianWomenInHistory
Tanya Jha writes, "Kishori Amonkar: A Rebellious Musician And Fierce Feminist | #IndianWomeninHistory"

A world renowned doyen of Hindustani classical music, the late Kishori Amonkar transcended many boundaries to create space for herself in the world largely dominated by men. Not only did she challenge the conventions of ‘gharana’system but also emerge as a no-nonsense musician who made sure that she received acknowledgement wherever it was due. She was the recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushanand Padma Vibhushan for reshaping the contours of Hindustani Music and popularising it at the global level. .
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Apart from redefining the traditional methods of singing and presentation styles, she was also one of the first female musicians who demanded the title of ‘Vidushi’ for all the successful female classical vocalists. All the male artists are addressed as either Ustad or Pandit but there was no such title for female musicians. Her fierceness to speak up for the recognition of the female musicians emanated from her childhood experiences. She had seen her mother struggle to gain respect from her male contemporaries. Her mother, Mogubai Kurdikar, was born in the Kalavant caste of Goa, which is today listed in the OBC category. The kalavants were lower caste groups who were supposed to provide ‘services’ to temple. Mogubai was forced to eat separately and was subjected to the violent upper caste male gaze, not just because she was a woman but because she belonged to a lower caste group.

Kishori Amonkar took her last breath at the age of 84 on April 4th, 2017 after a brief illness. Her bold stance and unabashed opinions about everything around her made her not just a rebellious musician who challenged the traditional methods of performative arts but also a fierce feminist who never bowed down to the unruly system customised for male artists. She created a name for herself and continues to inspire many artists across age, genre, and region. Her contributions shall be remembered forever. CLICK ON THE LINK IN BIO TO READ MORE.
Tanya Jha writes, "Kishori Amonkar: A Rebellious Musician And Fierce Feminist | #IndianWomeninHistory " A world renowned doyen of Hindustani classical music, the late Kishori Amonkar transcended many boundaries to create space for herself in the world largely dominated by men. Not only did she challenge the conventions of ‘gharana’system but also emerge as a no-nonsense musician who made sure that she received acknowledgement wherever it was due. She was the recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushanand Padma Vibhushan for reshaping the contours of Hindustani Music and popularising it at the global level. . . Apart from redefining the traditional methods of singing and presentation styles, she was also one of the first female musicians who demanded the title of ‘Vidushi’ for all the successful female classical vocalists. All the male artists are addressed as either Ustad or Pandit but there was no such title for female musicians. Her fierceness to speak up for the recognition of the female musicians emanated from her childhood experiences. She had seen her mother struggle to gain respect from her male contemporaries. Her mother, Mogubai Kurdikar, was born in the Kalavant caste of Goa, which is today listed in the OBC category. The kalavants were lower caste groups who were supposed to provide ‘services’ to temple. Mogubai was forced to eat separately and was subjected to the violent upper caste male gaze, not just because she was a woman but because she belonged to a lower caste group. Kishori Amonkar took her last breath at the age of 84 on April 4th, 2017 after a brief illness. Her bold stance and unabashed opinions about everything around her made her not just a rebellious musician who challenged the traditional methods of performative arts but also a fierce feminist who never bowed down to the unruly system customised for male artists. She created a name for herself and continues to inspire many artists across age, genre, and region. Her contributions shall be remembered forever. CLICK ON THE LINK IN BIO TO READ MORE.
Manjula Padmanabhan born in 1953 is India's first female cartoonist , playwright , journalist and children's book author. ...She developed the character Suki and through self narration style her comics addressed the common women's daily life, her choice her participation and her humour in dealing with her pain. She is one of the first playwright to contribute to the English theatre in India. She said in one of her interviews in a leading daily ...“Humour is essentially a form of violence. Laughter is a kind of scream. And laughing is what you’d do when you’d rather be screaming. I would imagine most humourists and cartoonists always talk to the dark side. There is a continuous expression of that in what I write. I have come to terms with the darkness that surrounds all of us, I believe I can face it without fear’. Manjula Padmanabhan has inspired many of Indian women cartoonists for the generations to come , including me to state the fact that our humour is our weapon, a weapon by which we scream. Thank you Manjula Padmanbhan by continuing to inspire us. #manjulapadmanabhan @manjulapadmanabhan #indiancartoonist #cartoon #comicsoftheday #rajjoart #womencartoonists #indianfemaleauthors  #instadaily #feministart #artoftheday #womenwhowrite #authorsofinstagram #writersofhistory #indianwomeninhistory
Manjula Padmanabhan born in 1953 is India's first female cartoonist , playwright , journalist and children's book author. ...She developed the character Suki and through self narration style her comics addressed the common women's daily life, her choice her participation and her humour in dealing with her pain. She is one of the first playwright to contribute to the English theatre in India. She said in one of her interviews in a leading daily ...“Humour is essentially a form of violence. Laughter is a kind of scream. And laughing is what you’d do when you’d rather be screaming. I would imagine most humourists and cartoonists always talk to the dark side. There is a continuous expression of that in what I write. I have come to terms with the darkness that surrounds all of us, I believe I can face it without fear’. Manjula Padmanabhan has inspired many of Indian women cartoonists for the generations to come , including me to state the fact that our humour is our weapon, a weapon by which we scream. Thank you Manjula Padmanbhan by continuing to inspire us. #manjulapadmanabhan  @manjulapadmanabhan #indiancartoonist  #cartoon  #comicsoftheday  #rajjoart  #womencartoonists  #indianfemaleauthors  #instadaily  #feministart  #artoftheday  #womenwhowrite  #authorsofinstagram  #writersofhistory  #indianwomeninhistory 
INDIAN WOMEN WRITERS SERIES NO.4 ..."With a rattle in my throat. 
I am sinner, I am saint. I am the beloved and the Betrayed. I have no joys that are not yours, no aches which are not yours. I too call myself I."----Kamala Das nee Suraiyya. Kamala Das  was born in a Hindu household of southern Malabar bearing a royal patronage  she later converted to Islam and adopted the pen name Kamala Suraiyya and she loved wearing a burkha.  She was one of the first Indian English language poetess to write confessional poems and  autobiographies. She wrote in her native language Malayalam as well, also she was one of the first syndicated columnists of India.The passage above is from her poem 'An Introduction' in which every verse describes her fluidity as a woman, individual and a poet in a patriarchal society. #kamaladas #kamaladaspoetry #kamalasurayya #kamalasuraiyya #madhavikutty #malabarpoetess #poetess #indianpoetess #poetsofindia #indianwriters #womenwritersofindia #indianwomeninhistory #artistsofinstagram #artoftheday #mandalasketch #mandala #mandalaart #rajjoart #doodles #comic #posterart #instaink #instadaily #poster #feminist #feministart #womenwhorock #indiawomen #indianauthor #lovequeenofmalabar
INDIAN WOMEN WRITERS SERIES NO.4 ..."With a rattle in my throat. I am sinner, I am saint. I am the beloved and the Betrayed. I have no joys that are not yours, no aches which are not yours. I too call myself I."----Kamala Das nee Suraiyya. Kamala Das was born in a Hindu household of southern Malabar bearing a royal patronage she later converted to Islam and adopted the pen name Kamala Suraiyya and she loved wearing a burkha. She was one of the first Indian English language poetess to write confessional poems and autobiographies. She wrote in her native language Malayalam as well, also she was one of the first syndicated columnists of India.The passage above is from her poem 'An Introduction' in which every verse describes her fluidity as a woman, individual and a poet in a patriarchal society. #kamaladas  #kamaladaspoetry  #kamalasurayya  #kamalasuraiyya  #madhavikutty  #malabarpoetess  #poetess  #indianpoetess  #poetsofindia  #indianwriters  #womenwritersofindia  #indianwomeninhistory  #artistsofinstagram  #artoftheday  #mandalasketch  #mandala  #mandalaart  #rajjoart  #doodles  #comic  #posterart  #instaink  #instadaily  #poster  #feminist  #feministart  #womenwhorock  #indiawomen  #indianauthor  #lovequeenofmalabar 
Please follow @rajeswari.saha my dearest dearest dearest dearest friend...you will not regret the visit to her profile. It will sooth your eyes and mind with beautiful and thoughtful, and at times, hilarious art work. 
#Repost @rajeswari.saha (@get_repost)
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Women writers of India series no.3. Amrita Pritam was a 20th century poet, novelist and the first to portray partition in the eyes of a woman, her written novel Pinjar (1950)  later made into a film in 2002, till date,remains one of the few work of Punjabi literature from the perspective of a woman.This sketch is an ode to a passionate writer,a revolutionist and one of the first woman to write Indian history in the otherwise Punjabi male dominated literary world. #amritapritam #indianwomeninhistory #indianwriters #womenwhowrite #feministart #feminist #femalewriter #indianhistory #artoftheday #rajjoart #pinjar #partition1947 #progressivewomen #mandala #mandalasketch #inkart #mandalaart #doodles #doodlecomic #comicoftheday #popart #womeninart #instaart #instadaily #punjabiliterature #punjabi
Please follow @rajeswari.saha my dearest dearest dearest dearest friend...you will not regret the visit to her profile. It will sooth your eyes and mind with beautiful and thoughtful, and at times, hilarious art work. #Repost  @rajeswari.saha (@get_repost) ・・・ Women writers of India series no.3. Amrita Pritam was a 20th century poet, novelist and the first to portray partition in the eyes of a woman, her written novel Pinjar (1950) later made into a film in 2002, till date,remains one of the few work of Punjabi literature from the perspective of a woman.This sketch is an ode to a passionate writer,a revolutionist and one of the first woman to write Indian history in the otherwise Punjabi male dominated literary world. #amritapritam  #indianwomeninhistory  #indianwriters  #womenwhowrite  #feministart  #feminist  #femalewriter  #indianhistory  #artoftheday  #rajjoart  #pinjar  #partition1947  #progressivewomen  #mandala  #mandalasketch  #inkart  #mandalaart  #doodles  #doodlecomic  #comicoftheday  #popart  #womeninart  #instaart  #instadaily  #punjabiliterature  #punjabi 
Women writers of India series no.3. Amrita Pritam was a 20th century poet, novelist and the first to portray partition in the eyes of a woman, her written novel Pinjar (1950)  later made into a film in 2002, till date,remains one of the few work of Punjabi literature from the perspective of a woman.This sketch is an ode to a passionate writer,a revolutionist and one of the first woman to write Indian history in the otherwise Punjabi male dominated literary world. #amritapritam #indianwomeninhistory #indianwriters #womenwhowrite #feministart #feminist #femalewriter #indianhistory #artoftheday #rajjoart #pinjar #partition1947 #progressivewomen #mandala #mandalasketch #inkart #mandalaart #doodles #doodlecomic #comicoftheday #popart #womeninart #instaart #instadaily #punjabiliterature #punjabi
Women writers of India series no.3. Amrita Pritam was a 20th century poet, novelist and the first to portray partition in the eyes of a woman, her written novel Pinjar (1950) later made into a film in 2002, till date,remains one of the few work of Punjabi literature from the perspective of a woman.This sketch is an ode to a passionate writer,a revolutionist and one of the first woman to write Indian history in the otherwise Punjabi male dominated literary world. #amritapritam  #indianwomeninhistory  #indianwriters  #womenwhowrite  #feministart  #feminist  #femalewriter  #indianhistory  #artoftheday  #rajjoart  #pinjar  #partition1947  #progressivewomen  #mandala  #mandalasketch  #inkart  #mandalaart  #doodles  #doodlecomic  #comicoftheday  #popart  #womeninart  #instaart  #instadaily  #punjabiliterature  #punjabi 
Our #MondayMotivation is Rukhmabai who was the first practising female doctor in colonial India. She completed her education, and also fought for her liberty and consent by standing against the institution of child marriage. Married at the age of 11, she never lived with her husband who filed a case against her. 
She fought and made her mark in history by contributing to the enactment of the Age of Consent Act, 1891 which raised the minimum age of consent. Despite fighting this legal case for year, she kept serving as a doctor to help her patients. #FIIMotivation
Our #MondayMotivation  is Rukhmabai who was the first practising female doctor in colonial India. She completed her education, and also fought for her liberty and consent by standing against the institution of child marriage. Married at the age of 11, she never lived with her husband who filed a case against her. She fought and made her mark in history by contributing to the enactment of the Age of Consent Act, 1891 which raised the minimum age of consent. Despite fighting this legal case for year, she kept serving as a doctor to help her patients. #FIIMotivation 
Rani Abbakka Chowta: The Queen Who Made Portuguese Colonisers Miserable | 
Thanks to @dravidaarasi who made me aware of her story.
Link readable at feminisminindia.com

#IndianWomenInHistory #feminism #intersectionalfeminism #desifeminism #abbakkachowta #portugese #imperialism #colonialism #southasianwomen #desi 
#freedomfighter #hindumuslim
🚨Feminist history is important. Here's why you need to pay attention.🚨
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Mainstream history has neglected women and excluded them as silent voices of history. One of the main reasons for this has been its privileging of public world of men. As writer Aparna Basu notes, “Traditional history has tended to focus on areas of human activity in which men were dominant – politics, wars, diplomacy – areas in which women had little or no role.” The devaluing of history of women also takes place through situating topics related to ‘position of women’ in between other themes of ‘food or clothing’ or ‘varna’ in history textbooks. Through this we get to know about an abstract category of ‘women’ and we fail to sense their actual presence or know about their real experiences.

Against this backdrop where women have been erased, trivialised, how have women been retrieved from history and why is this exercise still so important?

Read the entire article on FII, link in bio.📖
🚨Feminist history is important. Here's why you need to pay attention.🚨 . . Mainstream history has neglected women and excluded them as silent voices of history. One of the main reasons for this has been its privileging of public world of men. As writer Aparna Basu notes, “Traditional history has tended to focus on areas of human activity in which men were dominant – politics, wars, diplomacy – areas in which women had little or no role.” The devaluing of history of women also takes place through situating topics related to ‘position of women’ in between other themes of ‘food or clothing’ or ‘varna’ in history textbooks. Through this we get to know about an abstract category of ‘women’ and we fail to sense their actual presence or know about their real experiences. Against this backdrop where women have been erased, trivialised, how have women been retrieved from history and why is this exercise still so important? Read the entire article on FII, link in bio.📖
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We celebrate the incredible life of India's Bandit Queen, Phoolan Devi. Phoolan lived a life of unknowable hardship and violence, where she was raped and violated for being a bold and outspoken lower-caste woman. Phoolan turned her life of tragedy into one of personal success, turning into a famed and feared dacoit, and even eventually entering politics to change the system from within. Phoolan's life cannot be understood without understanding the twin evils of patriarchy and casteism, which colluded to create an environment of sexual violence which Phoolan managed not only to survive, but avenge. Today, we salute her spirit and her resilience, and we remember the legendary Phoolan Devi. .
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#PhoolanDevi #BanditQueen #Phoolan #Bandit #Dacoit #History #IndianWomenInHistory #WomenInHistory #DalitWomenFight #Herstory #LegendaryWomen #Women #Feminist #Feminism #DalitWomen #Patriarchy #Casteism #Sexism #ViolenceAgainstWomen #Violence #Rape #SexualViolence #FeminismInIndia #Dalit #AntiCaste #CastOutCaste
・・・ (Via @feminisminindia) We celebrate the incredible life of India's Bandit Queen, Phoolan Devi. Phoolan lived a life of unknowable hardship and violence, where she was raped and violated for being a bold and outspoken lower-caste woman. Phoolan turned her life of tragedy into one of personal success, turning into a famed and feared dacoit, and even eventually entering politics to change the system from within. Phoolan's life cannot be understood without understanding the twin evils of patriarchy and casteism, which colluded to create an environment of sexual violence which Phoolan managed not only to survive, but avenge. Today, we salute her spirit and her resilience, and we remember the legendary Phoolan Devi. . . . . . . . . . . . #PhoolanDevi  #BanditQueen  #Phoolan  #Bandit  #Dacoit  #History  #IndianWomenInHistory  #WomenInHistory  #DalitWomenFight  #Herstory  #LegendaryWomen  #Women  #Feminist  #Feminism  #DalitWomen  #Patriarchy  #Casteism  #Sexism  #ViolenceAgainstWomen  #Violence  #Rape  #SexualViolence  #FeminismInIndia  #Dalit  #AntiCaste  #CastOutCaste 
Our #FIIMotivation this Monday is the Rani of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai. Today marks the 160th death anniversary of this valiant freedom fighter. #MondayMotivation
Our #FIIMotivation  this Monday is the Rani of Jhansi, Rani Lakshmibai. Today marks the 160th death anniversary of this valiant freedom fighter. #MondayMotivation 
#KamalaDas, Madhavi Kutty, Aami – the Mother of Modern English Poetry in India had many names. On the 9th anniversary of her death, #FIIRemembers this literary icon, who smashed stereotypes and defied expectations with every stroke of her pen. #IndianWomenInHistory #ThrowbackThursday 🚨Watch the full video on YouTube. Click the link in bio🚨
#KamalaDas , Madhavi Kutty, Aami – the Mother of Modern English Poetry in India had many names. On the 9th anniversary of her death, #FIIRemembers  this literary icon, who smashed stereotypes and defied expectations with every stroke of her pen. #IndianWomenInHistory  #ThrowbackThursday  🚨Watch the full video on YouTube. Click the link in bio🚨
Our #FIIMotivation is Rani Kittur Chennamma, one of the the 1st rulers to lead an armed rebellion against the British in 1824, against the implementation of the Doctrine of Lapse. #MondayMotivation #IndianWomenInHistory
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#ranikittur #ranikitturchennamma #feminisminindia #indianfeminism 
#indianqueens #indianruler #indianwarrior #indianindependence #eastindiacompany #freedomfighter #indianfreedomfighter
#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. As is the case with most ascetic figures, there are several versions of who Mira was and it is thus difficult to ascertain what parts of the legend are historically accurate and which are exaggeration and folklore.

Her influence in #Bhakti poetry has been profound and innumerable devotional poems and songs (Padas & Bhajans) are attributed to Mirabai/Meerabai. She is popularly called and often regarded as the incarnation of Radha, the Hindu deity.

To read more about Mirabai and the way she defied conventions in the 16th century, click the link in bio!
#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 . As is the case with most ascetic figures, there are several versions of who Mira was and it is thus difficult to ascertain what parts of the legend are historically accurate and which are exaggeration and folklore. Her influence in #Bhakti  poetry has been profound and innumerable devotional poems and songs (Padas & Bhajans) are attributed to Mirabai/Meerabai. She is popularly called and often regarded as the incarnation of Radha, the Hindu deity. To read more about Mirabai and the way she defied conventions in the 16th century, click the link in bio!
Rajni Tilak was a Dalit rights activist, a leading #feminist and a prolific writer. She was instrumental in fighting for the rightful space of women, which was very less, in the anti-cast movement, by raising their question in the forefront. #IndianWomenInHistory #feminism #women #win #indianfeminism #intersectionalfeminism #indianfeminist #feminisminindia
To read more about Rajni Tilak visit the link in bio.
On #ThrowbackThursday, #FIIRemembers the 1972 #MathuraRapeCase, which sparked amendments to the Indian rape law after widespread nationwide protests against the judicial response to the case, which acquitted the accused.
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In 1972, #Mathura, a teenage #Adivasi girl was abducted by several policemen, taken to the police station and raped. Though a case was registered against the policemen, they were eventually acquitted by the #SupremeCourt, which accepted the defence's argument that Mathura was a ‘loose’ girl as she had a boyfriend and therefore, by definition, could not be raped as she was 'habituated to sexual intercourse'.
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The nationwide protests by women's groups after this case were the first of their kind, where groups went beyond state boundaries and coordinated nationally, commencing in amendments to the #rape law.
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#feminisminindia #indianfeminism #indianfeminist #feminist #feminism #indianwomeninhistory #womensmovement #womensmovements #resist #herstory #genderequality #equality #stoprape #law #judgment
On #ThrowbackThursday , #FIIRemembers  the 1972 #MathuraRapeCase , which sparked amendments to the Indian rape law after widespread nationwide protests against the judicial response to the case, which acquitted the accused. . In 1972, #Mathura , a teenage #Adivasi  girl was abducted by several policemen, taken to the police station and raped. Though a case was registered against the policemen, they were eventually acquitted by the #SupremeCourt , which accepted the defence's argument that Mathura was a ‘loose’ girl as she had a boyfriend and therefore, by definition, could not be raped as she was 'habituated to sexual intercourse'. . The nationwide protests by women's groups after this case were the first of their kind, where groups went beyond state boundaries and coordinated nationally, commencing in amendments to the #rape  law. . . . . . . . #feminisminindia  #indianfeminism  #indianfeminist  #feminist  #feminism  #indianwomeninhistory  #womensmovement  #womensmovements  #resist  #herstory  #genderequality  #equality  #stoprape  #law  #judgment 
A few events coming up later this year.

My first children's book will be published in May 2018. Illustrated by Tanya Mineki. It is currently in formatting stage. More details coming very soon. 
I'll be speaking about the Asian suffragettes at the Women's History Network Annual Conference in Portsmouth which takes place from 31 August - 1st September 2018. The event looks at the campaign for women's suffrage: national and International perspective.

I will be in conversation with Helen Pankhurst talking about the crucial role of the Asian suffragette, at Asian House Arts in December. Exact date will be announced very soon. This event was due to take place on 1st March and postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. 
I will be speaking about Asian suffragettes at Suffolk West Federation of WI's suffrage event in December. 
A historical audio drama I co-wrote is currently in production and will be released in Autumn 2018, based on my second novel. 
I will also be speaking about the Indian contribution to the Great War, as this year marks the centenary of Armistice Day.

Further details will be announced in due course.

#asiansuffragettes #womeninhistory #asian #suffrage #votesforwomen #suffrage100 #indianwomeninhistory #instagood #centenary #history #author #writer #publisher #instahistory #historylovers #womenempowerment #internationalwomensday #womenhistorynetwork #book #publisher #womensvoices #womensevents
A few events coming up later this year. My first children's book will be published in May 2018. Illustrated by Tanya Mineki. It is currently in formatting stage. More details coming very soon. I'll be speaking about the Asian suffragettes at the Women's History Network Annual Conference in Portsmouth which takes place from 31 August - 1st September 2018. The event looks at the campaign for women's suffrage: national and International perspective. I will be in conversation with Helen Pankhurst talking about the crucial role of the Asian suffragette, at Asian House Arts in December. Exact date will be announced very soon. This event was due to take place on 1st March and postponed due to the adverse weather conditions. I will be speaking about Asian suffragettes at Suffolk West Federation of WI's suffrage event in December. A historical audio drama I co-wrote is currently in production and will be released in Autumn 2018, based on my second novel. I will also be speaking about the Indian contribution to the Great War, as this year marks the centenary of Armistice Day. Further details will be announced in due course. #asiansuffragettes  #womeninhistory  #asian  #suffrage  #votesforwomen  #suffrage100  #indianwomeninhistory  #instagood  #centenary  #history  #author  #writer  #publisher  #instahistory  #historylovers  #womenempowerment  #internationalwomensday  #womenhistorynetwork  #book  #publisher  #womensvoices  #womensevents 
जलियाँवाला बाग में बसंत by 
सुभद्रा कुमारी 
________________________________________________ "यहाँ कोकिला नहीं, काग हैं, शोर मचाते,
काले काले कीट, भ्रमर का भ्रम उपजाते। कलियाँ भी अधखिली, मिली हैं कंटक-कुल से,
वे पौधे, व पुष्प शुष्क हैं अथवा झुलसे। परिमल-हीन पराग दाग़ सा बना पड़ा है,
हा! यह प्यारा बाग़ खून से सना पड़ा है। ओ, प्रिय ऋतुराज! किन्तु धीरे से आना,
यह है शोक-स्थान यहाँ मत शोर मचाना। ___
वायु चले, पर मंद चाल से उसे चलाना,
दुःख की आहें संग उड़ा कर मत ले जाना। कोकिल गावें, किन्तु राग रोने का गावें,
भ्रमर करें गुंजार कष्ट की कथा सुनावें। लाना संग में पुष्प, न हों वे अधिक सजीले,
तो सुगंध भी मंद, ओस से कुछ कुछ गीले। किन्तु न तुम उपहार भाव आ कर दिखलाना,
स्मृति में पूजा हेतु यहाँ थोड़े बिखराना। कोमल बालक मरे यहाँ गोली खा कर,
कलियाँ उनके लिये गिराना थोड़ी ला कर।
आशाओं से भरे हृदय भी छिन्न हुए हैं,
अपने प्रिय परिवार देश से भिन्न हुए हैं। कुछ कलियाँ अधखिली यहाँ इसलिए चढ़ाना,
कर के उनकी याद अश्रु के ओस बहाना। तड़प तड़प कर वृद्ध मरे हैं गोली खा कर,
शुष्क पुष्प कुछ वहाँ गिरा देना तुम जा कर।

यह सब करना, किन्तु यहाँ मत शोर मचाना,
यह है शोक-स्थान बहुत धीरे से आना। _____________________________________________
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (16 August 1904– 15 February 1948) was an Indian poet famous for hindi poems composed primarily in Veer Ras, one of the nine Ras' of Hindi poetry (translation: Flavour/Subgenre). One of her most popular poems is Jhansi ki Rani (about the courageous queen of Jhansi).- Wikipedia
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#SubhadraKumari #JalianwalaBagh 
#IndianWomenPoets #womenpoets #Indian #Indianpoetry #womenwhowrite #IndianWomeninHistory #IndianFeminism #poetess #poetrylove #poetry #bollywood #aamirkhan #lifehacks
जलियाँवाला बाग में बसंत by सुभद्रा कुमारी ________________________________________________ "यहाँ कोकिला नहीं, काग हैं, शोर मचाते, काले काले कीट, भ्रमर का भ्रम उपजाते। कलियाँ भी अधखिली, मिली हैं कंटक-कुल से, वे पौधे, व पुष्प शुष्क हैं अथवा झुलसे। परिमल-हीन पराग दाग़ सा बना पड़ा है, हा! यह प्यारा बाग़ खून से सना पड़ा है। ओ, प्रिय ऋतुराज! किन्तु धीरे से आना, यह है शोक-स्थान यहाँ मत शोर मचाना। ___ वायु चले, पर मंद चाल से उसे चलाना, दुःख की आहें संग उड़ा कर मत ले जाना। कोकिल गावें, किन्तु राग रोने का गावें, भ्रमर करें गुंजार कष्ट की कथा सुनावें। लाना संग में पुष्प, न हों वे अधिक सजीले, तो सुगंध भी मंद, ओस से कुछ कुछ गीले। किन्तु न तुम उपहार भाव आ कर दिखलाना, स्मृति में पूजा हेतु यहाँ थोड़े बिखराना। कोमल बालक मरे यहाँ गोली खा कर, कलियाँ उनके लिये गिराना थोड़ी ला कर। आशाओं से भरे हृदय भी छिन्न हुए हैं, अपने प्रिय परिवार देश से भिन्न हुए हैं। कुछ कलियाँ अधखिली यहाँ इसलिए चढ़ाना, कर के उनकी याद अश्रु के ओस बहाना। तड़प तड़प कर वृद्ध मरे हैं गोली खा कर, शुष्क पुष्प कुछ वहाँ गिरा देना तुम जा कर। यह सब करना, किन्तु यहाँ मत शोर मचाना, यह है शोक-स्थान बहुत धीरे से आना। _____________________________________________ Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (16 August 1904– 15 February 1948) was an Indian poet famous for hindi poems composed primarily in Veer Ras, one of the nine Ras' of Hindi poetry (translation: Flavour/Subgenre). One of her most popular poems is Jhansi ki Rani (about the courageous queen of Jhansi).- Wikipedia _____________________________________________ #SubhadraKumari  #JalianwalaBagh  #IndianWomenPoets  #womenpoets  #Indian  #Indianpoetry  #womenwhowrite  #IndianWomeninHistory  #IndianFeminism  #poetess  #poetrylove  #poetry  #bollywood  #aamirkhan  #lifehacks 
#SecretSuperstar. Finally got a chance to watch this movie on #Netflix. Every word of praise that I've heard is well deserved.. It's been a long time since any movie has moved me so deeply. 
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#Eclipse by #TemsulaAo
“He plays on centre-stage 
I, only on the periphery. 
But I am content 
With that fraction of 
#Eternity 
When I have my moment 
To reduce him 
Into a tiny solitaire 
Entrapped within the circle 
Of my dark #desire”
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Temsula Ao was born in October 1945 at Jorhat, #Assam. She is a poet, short story writer and ethnographer. She is a retired Professor of English in North Eastern Hill university. She received the honorary Padma Sri Award in 2007. Her book is the most authentic document about the culture, heritage and especially the oral tradition of #AoNaga community.- Wikepedia 
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#IndianWomenPoets #womenpoets #Indian #Indianpoetry #womenwhowrite #IndianWomeninHistory #IndianFeminism #poetess #poetrylove #poetry #bollywood #aamirkhan #lifehacks
#SecretSuperstar . Finally got a chance to watch this movie on #Netflix . Every word of praise that I've heard is well deserved.. It's been a long time since any movie has moved me so deeply. _____________________________________________ #Eclipse  by #TemsulaAo  “He plays on centre-stage  I, only on the periphery.  But I am content  With that fraction of  #Eternity   When I have my moment  To reduce him  Into a tiny solitaire  Entrapped within the circle  Of my dark #desire ” _____________________________________________ Temsula Ao was born in October 1945 at Jorhat, #Assam . She is a poet, short story writer and ethnographer. She is a retired Professor of English in North Eastern Hill university. She received the honorary Padma Sri Award in 2007. Her book is the most authentic document about the culture, heritage and especially the oral tradition of #AoNaga  community.- Wikepedia _____________________________________________ #IndianWomenPoets  #womenpoets  #Indian  #Indianpoetry  #womenwhowrite  #IndianWomeninHistory  #IndianFeminism  #poetess  #poetrylove  #poetry  #bollywood  #aamirkhan  #lifehacks 
#Autumn song by #SarojiniNaidu _______________________________________________ "Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,  The sunset hangs on a cloud; 
A golden storm of glittering sheaves, 
Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves,  The wild wind blows in a cloud. 
Hark to a voice that is calling  To my heart in the voice of the wind: 
My heart is weary and sad and alone, 
For its dreams like the fluttering leaves have gone,  And why should I stay behind?" _____________________________________________
Sarojini Naidu; (13 February 1879 – 2 March 1949) was a freedom fighter and poet of modern India. She became the woman President of Indian National Congress and later she was appointed the Governor of the United Provinces.. Known as the #NightingaleofIndia, she had studied at University of Madras, Kings College and Cambridge.. - Wikipedia 
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#IndianWomenPoets #womenpoets #Indian #Indianpoetry #womenwhowrite #IndianWomeninHistory #IndianFeminism #poetess #poetrylove #poetry #bombaymerijaan #lifehacks
#Autumn  song by #SarojiniNaidu  _______________________________________________ "Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,  The sunset hangs on a cloud;  A golden storm of glittering sheaves,  Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves,  The wild wind blows in a cloud. Hark to a voice that is calling  To my heart in the voice of the wind:  My heart is weary and sad and alone,  For its dreams like the fluttering leaves have gone,  And why should I stay behind?" _____________________________________________ Sarojini Naidu; (13 February 1879 – 2 March 1949) was a freedom fighter and poet of modern India. She became the woman President of Indian National Congress and later she was appointed the Governor of the United Provinces.. Known as the #NightingaleofIndia , she had studied at University of Madras, Kings College and Cambridge.. - Wikipedia _____________________________________________ #IndianWomenPoets  #womenpoets  #Indian  #Indianpoetry  #womenwhowrite  #IndianWomeninHistory  #IndianFeminism  #poetess  #poetrylove  #poetry  #bombaymerijaan  #lifehacks 
My Grandmother's House 
By Kamala Surayya (1934-2000). _______________________________________________ "There is a house now far away where once 
I received love……. That woman died, 
The house withdrew into silence, snakes moved 
Among books, I was then too young 
To read, and my blood turned cold like the moon
How often I think of going 
There, to peer through blind eyes of windows or 
Just listen to the frozen air, 
Or in wild despair, pick an armful of 
Darkness to bring it here to lie 
Behind my bedroom door like a brooding 
Dog…you cannot believe, darling, 
Can you, that I lived in such a house and 
Was proud, and loved…. I who have lost 
My way and beg now at strangers' doors to 
Receive love, at least in small change?"____________________________________ Kamala Surayya (born Kamala; 31 March 1934– 31 May 2009), popularly known by her one-time pen name Madhavikutty and Kamala Das, was an Indian English poet as well as a leading Malayalam author. Her open and honest treatment of female sexuality, free from any sense of guilt, infused her writing with power and she got hope after freedom, but also marked her as an iconoclast in her generation. - Wikipedia ___________________________________
 #IndianWomenPoets #womenpoets #Indian #womenwhowrite #Indianwomeninhistory #indianfeminism #poetess #poetrylove #KamalaDas #KamalaSurayya #Madhavikutty #poetry #Udaipur
My Grandmother's House By Kamala Surayya (1934-2000). _______________________________________________ "There is a house now far away where once  I received love……. That woman died,  The house withdrew into silence, snakes moved  Among books, I was then too young  To read, and my blood turned cold like the moon How often I think of going  There, to peer through blind eyes of windows or  Just listen to the frozen air,  Or in wild despair, pick an armful of  Darkness to bring it here to lie  Behind my bedroom door like a brooding  Dog…you cannot believe, darling,  Can you, that I lived in such a house and  Was proud, and loved…. I who have lost  My way and beg now at strangers' doors to  Receive love, at least in small change?"____________________________________ Kamala Surayya (born Kamala; 31 March 1934– 31 May 2009), popularly known by her one-time pen name Madhavikutty and Kamala Das, was an Indian English poet as well as a leading Malayalam author. Her open and honest treatment of female sexuality, free from any sense of guilt, infused her writing with power and she got hope after freedom, but also marked her as an iconoclast in her generation. - Wikipedia ___________________________________ #IndianWomenPoets  #womenpoets  #Indian  #womenwhowrite  #Indianwomeninhistory  #indianfeminism  #poetess  #poetrylove  #KamalaDas  #KamalaSurayya  #Madhavikutty  #poetry  #Udaipur 
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#everydayindia #nationalgeographic @natgeotravel #_soi #everydayasia #instagram #_coi #coloursofindia #ngtindia @natgeotravellerindia #thephotosociety #creativeimagemagazine #everydayeverywhere #indiapictures #mypixeldiary #indianphotography #india_clicks #igramming_india #indiatravelgram #indianrailways #dslrofficial #indianshutterbugs  #storiesofup #500px  #indianwomen#p_i_ #natgeoyourshot #canonindia #indianwomeninhistory #lazza #lajja #allahabad @yourshot_india @dm_your_click @indiapictures @india_everyday @shutterhub.india @shutterstock @yourclicks_india @raghurai.official
‘LAJJA!’ (shot on iphone) . . . . . . . . . . #everydayindia  #nationalgeographic  @natgeotravel #_soi  #everydayasia  #instagram  #_coi  #coloursofindia  #ngtindia  @natgeotravellerindia #thephotosociety  #creativeimagemagazine  #everydayeverywhere  #indiapictures  #mypixeldiary  #indianphotography  #india_clicks  #igramming_india  #indiatravelgram  #indianrailways  #dslrofficial  #indianshutterbugs  #storiesofup  #500px  #indianwomen #p_i_  #natgeoyourshot  #canonindia  #indianwomeninhistory  #lazza  #lajja  #allahabad  @yourshot_india @dm_your_click @indiapictures @india_everyday @shutterhub.india @shutterstock @yourclicks_india @raghurai.official
Last, but not least of course, @feminisminindia has run an incredible #indianwomeninhistory campaign that we should all be supporting, following and using. Below is only one example of their many, critical posts. #womenshistorymonth may be over in a couple hours, but these stories need to be told and heard, and told again! .
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#BabytaiKamble learned to read as she wrapped the groceries in newspaper in the provisions store she ran with her husband. She slowly started writing her own narration and therefore the community’s. But she was very careful to keep this writing hidden from her husband and most of her relatives for twenty years.

One of the major reasons why Babytai’s writing was path-breaking is because there had been many chronicles of #Dalit lives written before her time, but there wasn’t much literature on #Dalitwomen. Her book gave us one of the first critiques of twofold patriarchy – an experience of Dalit women’s lives recognizing their dual oppression: by gender and caste.

Read more about this trailblazer by clicking the link in our bio!
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we will be sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory every day this month!
Last, but not least of course, @feminisminindia has run an incredible #indianwomeninhistory  campaign that we should all be supporting, following and using. Below is only one example of their many, critical posts. #womenshistorymonth  may be over in a couple hours, but these stories need to be told and heard, and told again! . #Repost  @feminisminindia with @get_repost ・・・ #BabytaiKamble  learned to read as she wrapped the groceries in newspaper in the provisions store she ran with her husband. She slowly started writing her own narration and therefore the community’s. But she was very careful to keep this writing hidden from her husband and most of her relatives for twenty years. One of the major reasons why Babytai’s writing was path-breaking is because there had been many chronicles of #Dalit  lives written before her time, but there wasn’t much literature on #Dalitwomen . Her book gave us one of the first critiques of twofold patriarchy – an experience of Dalit women’s lives recognizing their dual oppression: by gender and caste. Read more about this trailblazer by clicking the link in our bio! _______________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and we will be sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  every day this month!
Tracing the trajectory of Rasoolan Bai's life displays the changing attitude towards thumri and courtesan culture in a nation that was rapidly altering its cultural sensibilities.

In the early years post independence, All India Radio effectively stopped traditional thumri singers from recording, because it ruled that “no one whose private life was a public scandal” could broadcast from AIR.

Women were required to produce marriage certificates in order to be allowed to sing. Many singers like Anwari Bai refused to produce a certificate and continued to boycott the AIR for many years. Rasoolan Bai did produce such a certificate and hence we have recordings of her thumris and thappas.

March is #WomensHistoryMonth and today marks the last of our #IndianWomenInHistory series, where we profiled one woman each day of the month. Click on the hashtag to see the other stories!

#feminist #feminism #women #win #indianfeminism #intersectionalfeminism #gender #equality #genderequality #intersectionalfeminist #indianfeminist #womensmovement #Resist #Herstory #womensrights #diversity #humanrights #SDGs #SDG5 #feminisminindia
Tracing the trajectory of Rasoolan Bai's life displays the changing attitude towards thumri and courtesan culture in a nation that was rapidly altering its cultural sensibilities. In the early years post independence, All India Radio effectively stopped traditional thumri singers from recording, because it ruled that “no one whose private life was a public scandal” could broadcast from AIR. Women were required to produce marriage certificates in order to be allowed to sing. Many singers like Anwari Bai refused to produce a certificate and continued to boycott the AIR for many years. Rasoolan Bai did produce such a certificate and hence we have recordings of her thumris and thappas. March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and today marks the last of our #IndianWomenInHistory  series, where we profiled one woman each day of the month. Click on the hashtag to see the other stories! #feminist  #feminism  #women  #win  #indianfeminism  #intersectionalfeminism  #gender  #equality  #genderequality  #intersectionalfeminist  #indianfeminist  #womensmovement  #Resist  #Herstory  #womensrights  #diversity  #humanrights  #SDGs  #SDG5  #feminisminindia 
Tracing the trajectory of #RasoolanBai 's life displays the changing attitude towards thumri and courtesan culture in a nation that was rapidly altering its cultural sensibilities.

In the early years post independence, All India Radio effectively stopped traditional thumri singers from recording, because it ruled that “no one whose private life was a public scandal” could broadcast from AIR.

Women were required to produce marriage certificates in order to be allowed to sing. Many singers like Anwari Bai refused to produce a certificate and continued to boycott the AIR for many years. Rasoolan Bai did produce such a certificate and hence we have recordings of her thumris and thappas.

For more, click the link in bio.
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth and today marks the last of our #IndianWomenInHistory series, where we profiled one woman each day of the month. Click on the hashtag to see the other stories!
Tracing the trajectory of #RasoolanBai  's life displays the changing attitude towards thumri and courtesan culture in a nation that was rapidly altering its cultural sensibilities. In the early years post independence, All India Radio effectively stopped traditional thumri singers from recording, because it ruled that “no one whose private life was a public scandal” could broadcast from AIR. Women were required to produce marriage certificates in order to be allowed to sing. Many singers like Anwari Bai refused to produce a certificate and continued to boycott the AIR for many years. Rasoolan Bai did produce such a certificate and hence we have recordings of her thumris and thappas. For more, click the link in bio. _____________________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and today marks the last of our #IndianWomenInHistory  series, where we profiled one woman each day of the month. Click on the hashtag to see the other stories!
In our final post this #WomensHistoryMonth, we celebrate Sucheta Kripalani, who fought her way into becoming the first ever woman to occupy a position of power in the Indian political sphere as the nation's first woman CM. Today, we help women achieve their career goals just as Sucheta did by helping them escape the vicious cycle of period poverty. ✌🏾⭕🤝 #IndianWomenInHistory #GiveHer5
In our final post this #WomensHistoryMonth , we celebrate Sucheta Kripalani, who fought her way into becoming the first ever woman to occupy a position of power in the Indian political sphere as the nation's first woman CM. Today, we help women achieve their career goals just as Sucheta did by helping them escape the vicious cycle of period poverty. ✌🏾⭕🤝 #IndianWomenInHistory  #GiveHer5 
Anasuya Sarabhai was the first woman trade union leader in India. Known as 'Motaben,' she opened a school for girls, creches and toilets for women, a maternity home, and a hostel for girls in her home before going on to become a pioneer of labour and women’s movements in India. This #WomensHistoryMonth, we recognise her contributions to working women and hope to make our own by empowering women to break free of the vicious cycle of period poverty. 💼🦁 #IndianWomenInHistory
Anasuya Sarabhai was the first woman trade union leader in India. Known as 'Motaben,' she opened a school for girls, creches and toilets for women, a maternity home, and a hostel for girls in her home before going on to become a pioneer of labour and women’s movements in India. This #WomensHistoryMonth , we recognise her contributions to working women and hope to make our own by empowering women to break free of the vicious cycle of period poverty. 💼🦁 #IndianWomenInHistory 
A dedicated nationalist, #BhikajiCama spent her life in service of the Indian struggle for freedom. She was also a philanthropist and social worker, and ended up contracting the bubonic plague while helping other victims of it. She shifted to London for treatment in 1902, where she interacted with other Indian revolutionaries in Britain.

In 1905, when she attempted to return to India, she was informed by the British that her return would only be sanctioned if she agreed to stop all nationalistic activity. She rejected this condition and decided to spend her life in a foreign country instead of submitting to the British.

She shifted to Paris and founded the Paris Indian Society, another branch of the Home Rule Movement which grew to become one of the most important Indian nationalist organisations abroad. Her Paris home later became a refuge for revolutionaries wanted by the British.

During her time in Europe, she published and distributed revolutionary literature to spread awareness about the Indian freedom struggle, and participated in conferences and talks to spread the word on British imperialism and the need for Indian autonomy.

Learn more about this revolutionary by clicking the link in our bio! 
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth, and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory all through this month!
A dedicated nationalist, #BhikajiCama  spent her life in service of the Indian struggle for freedom. She was also a philanthropist and social worker, and ended up contracting the bubonic plague while helping other victims of it. She shifted to London for treatment in 1902, where she interacted with other Indian revolutionaries in Britain. In 1905, when she attempted to return to India, she was informed by the British that her return would only be sanctioned if she agreed to stop all nationalistic activity. She rejected this condition and decided to spend her life in a foreign country instead of submitting to the British. She shifted to Paris and founded the Paris Indian Society, another branch of the Home Rule Movement which grew to become one of the most important Indian nationalist organisations abroad. Her Paris home later became a refuge for revolutionaries wanted by the British. During her time in Europe, she published and distributed revolutionary literature to spread awareness about the Indian freedom struggle, and participated in conferences and talks to spread the word on British imperialism and the need for Indian autonomy. Learn more about this revolutionary by clicking the link in our bio! _______________________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth , and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  all through this month!
This #WomensHistoryMonth, we pay homage to Godavari Parulekar, one of the many #IndianWomenInHistory who dedicated their lives to social activism. A freedom fighter, writer, and social activist, she is remembered for breaking many glass ceilings for women in India. Her legacy continues through the organisations she founded and led, but we hope we make her proud through eradicating period poverty and empowering women as she once did. ⚡💪🏾👩🏾 #GiveHer5  #repost
This #WomensHistoryMonth , we pay homage to Godavari Parulekar, one of the many #IndianWomenInHistory  who dedicated their lives to social activism. A freedom fighter, writer, and social activist, she is remembered for breaking many glass ceilings for women in India. Her legacy continues through the organisations she founded and led, but we hope we make her proud through eradicating period poverty and empowering women as she once did. ⚡💪🏾👩🏾 #GiveHer5  #repost 
We're ending #WomensHistoryMonth by reimagining our contemporary world. What would our currency look like if it accurately represented #IndianWomenInHistory? This post is dedicated to Savitribai Phule, a pioneer of Indian women's education. In the 19th century, even though education was made for and by upper-caste men, Savitribai started the first Indian-run school for girls of all backgrounds. At #GiveHer5, we're proud to continue the fight for a girl's right to education that Savitribai inspired. 📚✊🏾🇮🇳 #repost
We're ending #WomensHistoryMonth  by reimagining our contemporary world. What would our currency look like if it accurately represented #IndianWomenInHistory ? This post is dedicated to Savitribai Phule, a pioneer of Indian women's education. In the 19th century, even though education was made for and by upper-caste men, Savitribai started the first Indian-run school for girls of all backgrounds. At #GiveHer5 , we're proud to continue the fight for a girl's right to education that Savitribai inspired. 📚✊🏾🇮🇳 #repost 
This #WomensHistoryMonth, we pay homage to Godavari Parulekar, one of the many #IndianWomenInHistory who dedicated their lives to social activism. A freedom fighter, writer, and social activist, she is remembered for breaking many glass ceilings for women in India. Her legacy continues through the organisations she founded and led, but we hope we make her proud through eradicating period poverty and empowering women as she once did. ⚡💪🏾👩🏾 #GiveHer5
This #WomensHistoryMonth , we pay homage to Godavari Parulekar, one of the many #IndianWomenInHistory  who dedicated their lives to social activism. A freedom fighter, writer, and social activist, she is remembered for breaking many glass ceilings for women in India. Her legacy continues through the organisations she founded and led, but we hope we make her proud through eradicating period poverty and empowering women as she once did. ⚡💪🏾👩🏾 #GiveHer5 
#SaraswatiDevi was a music director in Hindi cinema and composed scores for many popular Hindi films in the 1930s and 1940s, and even introduced the art of playback singing in Bombay for the first time.

There were hardly any women working in cinema during that time as it has inherited a stigma attached to Indian classical and stage dancing. Women were often ostracized by their families and society for joining the film industry. Saraswati Devi and her sister changed their names to avoid ostracism from their Parsi community.

Composers such as #KishoreKumar and #RDBurman took her tunes forward through their own music. For instance, her song ‘Koi humdum na raha’ was originally sung by Ashok Kumar in the movie Jeevan Naiya (1936) and later by Kishore Kumar in Jhumroo (1961). It became one of Kishore Kumar’s most famous songs. 
Another celebrated song ‘Ek chatur naar karke singaar’ from the movie Padosan (1968) was originally composed by Saraswati Devi for the movie Jhoola (1941). Read more about this pioneering woman by clicking the link in our bio!
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory each day of this month!
#SaraswatiDevi  was a music director in Hindi cinema and composed scores for many popular Hindi films in the 1930s and 1940s, and even introduced the art of playback singing in Bombay for the first time. There were hardly any women working in cinema during that time as it has inherited a stigma attached to Indian classical and stage dancing. Women were often ostracized by their families and society for joining the film industry. Saraswati Devi and her sister changed their names to avoid ostracism from their Parsi community. Composers such as #KishoreKumar  and #RDBurman  took her tunes forward through their own music. For instance, her song ‘Koi humdum na raha’ was originally sung by Ashok Kumar in the movie Jeevan Naiya (1936) and later by Kishore Kumar in Jhumroo (1961). It became one of Kishore Kumar’s most famous songs. Another celebrated song ‘Ek chatur naar karke singaar’ from the movie Padosan (1968) was originally composed by Saraswati Devi for the movie Jhoola (1941). Read more about this pioneering woman by clicking the link in our bio! ______________________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  each day of this month!
Saraswati Devi was a music director in Hindi cinema and composed scores for many popular Hindi films in the 1930s and 1940s, and even introduced the art of playback singing in Bombay for the first time.

There were hardly any women working in cinema during that time as it has inherited a stigma attached to Indian classical and stage dancing. Women were often ostracized by their families and society for joining the film industry. Saraswati Devi and her sister changed their names to avoid ostracism from their Parsi community.

Composers such as Kishore Kumar and R D Burman took her tunes forward through their own music. For instance, her song ‘Koi humdum na raha’ was originally sung by Ashok Kumar in the movie Jeevan Naiya (1936) and later by Kishore Kumar in Jhumroo (1961). It became one of Kishore Kumar’s most famous songs. 
Another celebrated song ‘Ek chatur naar karke singaar’ from the movie Padosan (1968) was originally composed by Saraswati Devi for the movie Jhoola (1941). Read more about this pioneering woman by clicking the link in the bio!
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory each day of this month!
Saraswati Devi was a music director in Hindi cinema and composed scores for many popular Hindi films in the 1930s and 1940s, and even introduced the art of playback singing in Bombay for the first time. There were hardly any women working in cinema during that time as it has inherited a stigma attached to Indian classical and stage dancing. Women were often ostracized by their families and society for joining the film industry. Saraswati Devi and her sister changed their names to avoid ostracism from their Parsi community. Composers such as Kishore Kumar and R D Burman took her tunes forward through their own music. For instance, her song ‘Koi humdum na raha’ was originally sung by Ashok Kumar in the movie Jeevan Naiya (1936) and later by Kishore Kumar in Jhumroo (1961). It became one of Kishore Kumar’s most famous songs. Another celebrated song ‘Ek chatur naar karke singaar’ from the movie Padosan (1968) was originally composed by Saraswati Devi for the movie Jhoola (1941). Read more about this pioneering woman by clicking the link in the bio! ______________________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  each day of this month!
Salma Siddiqui was an Urdu novelist and a prominent member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement. She is best known for her novel Sikandarnama.

Both Salma Siddiqui and her husband Krishnan Chander (known as the 'first couple' of Urdu literature), were a part of the Anjuman Tarraqi Pasand Mussanafin-e-Hind, also known as the Progressive Writer’s Movement. It was one of the most important movements in Urdu literature, including writers like Ismat Chughtai, Premchand, Manto and Amrita Pritam.

After three of her completed manuscripts were destroyed in a monsoon shower, Siddiqui lost interest in writing and publishing. Parts of her autobiography shedding light on the golden era of Indian literature were also destroyed in the water.

March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory throughout this month!

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Salma Siddiqui was an Urdu novelist and a prominent member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement. She is best known for her novel Sikandarnama. Both Salma Siddiqui and her husband Krishnan Chander (known as the 'first couple' of Urdu literature), were a part of the Anjuman Tarraqi Pasand Mussanafin-e-Hind, also known as the Progressive Writer’s Movement. It was one of the most important movements in Urdu literature, including writers like Ismat Chughtai, Premchand, Manto and Amrita Pritam. After three of her completed manuscripts were destroyed in a monsoon shower, Siddiqui lost interest in writing and publishing. Parts of her autobiography shedding light on the golden era of Indian literature were also destroyed in the water. March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  throughout this month! #feminist  #feminism  #women  #win  #indianfeminism  #intersectionalfeminism  #gender  #equality  #genderequality  #intersectionalfeminist  #indianfeminist  #womensmovement  #Resist  #Herstory  #womensrights  #diversity  #humanrights  #SDGs  #SDG5  #feminisminindia 
We're ending #WomensHistoryMonth by reimagining our contemporary world. What would our currency look like if it accurately represented #IndianWomenInHistory? This post is dedicated to Savitribai Phule, a pioneer of Indian women's education. In the 19th century, even though education was made for and by upper-caste men, Savitribai started the first Indian-run school for girls of all backgrounds. At #GiveHer5, we're proud to continue the fight for a girl's right to education that Savitribai inspired. 📚✊🏾🇮🇳
We're ending #WomensHistoryMonth  by reimagining our contemporary world. What would our currency look like if it accurately represented #IndianWomenInHistory ? This post is dedicated to Savitribai Phule, a pioneer of Indian women's education. In the 19th century, even though education was made for and by upper-caste men, Savitribai started the first Indian-run school for girls of all backgrounds. At #GiveHer5 , we're proud to continue the fight for a girl's right to education that Savitribai inspired. 📚✊🏾🇮🇳
We're ending #WomensHistoryMonth by reimagining our contemporary world. What would our currency look like if it accurately represented #IndianWomenInHistory? This post is dedicated to Savitribai Phule, a pioneer of Indian women's education. In the 19th century, even though education was made for and by upper-caste men, Savitribai started the first Indian-run school for girls of all backgrounds. At #GiveHer5, we're proud to continue the fight for a girl's right to education that Savitribai inspired. 📚✊🏾🇮🇳
We're ending #WomensHistoryMonth  by reimagining our contemporary world. What would our currency look like if it accurately represented #IndianWomenInHistory ? This post is dedicated to Savitribai Phule, a pioneer of Indian women's education. In the 19th century, even though education was made for and by upper-caste men, Savitribai started the first Indian-run school for girls of all backgrounds. At #GiveHer5 , we're proud to continue the fight for a girl's right to education that Savitribai inspired. 📚✊🏾🇮🇳
We're ending #WomensHistoryMonth by reimagining our contemporary world. What would our currency look like if it accurately represented #IndianWomenInHistory? This post is dedicated to Savitribai Phule, a pioneer of Indian women's education. In the 19th century, even though education was made for and by upper-caste men, Savitribai started the first Indian-run school for girls of all backgrounds. At #GiveHer5, we're proud to continue the fight for a girl's right to education that Savitribai inspired. 📚✊🏾🇮🇳
We're ending #WomensHistoryMonth  by reimagining our contemporary world. What would our currency look like if it accurately represented #IndianWomenInHistory ? This post is dedicated to Savitribai Phule, a pioneer of Indian women's education. In the 19th century, even though education was made for and by upper-caste men, Savitribai started the first Indian-run school for girls of all backgrounds. At #GiveHer5 , we're proud to continue the fight for a girl's right to education that Savitribai inspired. 📚✊🏾🇮🇳
#SalmaSiddiqui was an Urdu novelist and a prominent member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement. She is best known for her novel Sikandarnama.

Both Salma Siddiqui and her husband Krishnan Chander (known as the 'first couple' of #UrduLiterature), were a part of the Anjuman Tarraqi Pasand Mussanafin-e-Hind, also known as the #ProgressiveWritersMovement. It was one of the most important movements in Urdu literature, including writers like #IsmatChughtai, #Premchand, #Manto and #AmritaPritam.

After three of her completed manuscripts were destroyed in a monsoon shower, Siddiqui lost interest in writing and publishing. Parts of her autobiography shedding light on the golden era of Indian literature were also destroyed in the water.

Read more by clicking the link in our bio!
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory throughout this month!
#SalmaSiddiqui  was an Urdu novelist and a prominent member of the Progressive Writers’ Movement. She is best known for her novel Sikandarnama. Both Salma Siddiqui and her husband Krishnan Chander (known as the 'first couple' of #UrduLiterature ), were a part of the Anjuman Tarraqi Pasand Mussanafin-e-Hind, also known as the #ProgressiveWritersMovement . It was one of the most important movements in Urdu literature, including writers like #IsmatChughtai , #Premchand , #Manto  and #AmritaPritam . After three of her completed manuscripts were destroyed in a monsoon shower, Siddiqui lost interest in writing and publishing. Parts of her autobiography shedding light on the golden era of Indian literature were also destroyed in the water. Read more by clicking the link in our bio! _____________________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  throughout this month!
Rukhmabai was India's first practicing doctor. She firmly refused to live with her husband who she had been married off to at 11 years of age, focusing on her education instead. The legal case that followed led to the abolition of child marriage throughout the British Empire.

In 1885, after 12 years of marriage where Rukhmabai and her husband had lived apart, her husband sought “restitution of conjugal rights”. Rukhmabai had refused to live with the man she was married to as a child, as she had no say in the marriage.

In March 1887, Rukhmabai was ordered to go live with her husband or spend six months in jail. Determined about her decision to not to return to Dadaji and to continue her education, Rukhmabai bravely said that she would rather face maximum penalty than accept the verdict given.

Subsequently, after numerous hearings, the marriage was affirmed, where Rukhmabai wrote to Queen Victoria. The Queen overruled the court’s verdict and dissolved the marriage. In July of 1888, Dadaji accepted monetary compensation of two thousand rupees to dissolve the marriage.

It was a case that got a lot of attention in Britain too, where women’s magazines covered it. The ripples that the case created led to the influence on the passage of the Age of Consent Act, 1891, which made child marriages illegal across the British Empire.

Read more about this woman's journey by clicking the link in bio!
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory all through this month!
Rukhmabai was India's first practicing doctor. She firmly refused to live with her husband who she had been married off to at 11 years of age, focusing on her education instead. The legal case that followed led to the abolition of child marriage throughout the British Empire. In 1885, after 12 years of marriage where Rukhmabai and her husband had lived apart, her husband sought “restitution of conjugal rights”. Rukhmabai had refused to live with the man she was married to as a child, as she had no say in the marriage. In March 1887, Rukhmabai was ordered to go live with her husband or spend six months in jail. Determined about her decision to not to return to Dadaji and to continue her education, Rukhmabai bravely said that she would rather face maximum penalty than accept the verdict given. Subsequently, after numerous hearings, the marriage was affirmed, where Rukhmabai wrote to Queen Victoria. The Queen overruled the court’s verdict and dissolved the marriage. In July of 1888, Dadaji accepted monetary compensation of two thousand rupees to dissolve the marriage. It was a case that got a lot of attention in Britain too, where women’s magazines covered it. The ripples that the case created led to the influence on the passage of the Age of Consent Act, 1891, which made child marriages illegal across the British Empire. Read more about this woman's journey by clicking the link in bio! ___________________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  all through this month!
Rukhmabai was India's first practicing doctor. She firmly refused to live with her husband who she had been married off to at 11 years of age, focusing on her education instead. The legal case that followed led to the abolition of child marriage throughout the British Empire.

In 1885, after 12 years of marriage where Rukhmabai and her husband had lived apart, her husband sought “restitution of conjugal rights”. Rukhmabai had refused to live with the man she was married to as a child, as she had no say in the marriage.

In March 1887, Rukhmabai was ordered to go live with her husband or spend six months in jail. Determined about her decision to not to return to Dadaji and to continue her education, Rukhmabai bravely said that she would rather face maximum penalty than accept the verdict given.

Subsequently, after numerous hearings, the marriage was affirmed, where Rukhmabai wrote to Queen Victoria. The Queen overruled the court’s verdict and dissolved the marriage. In July of 1888, Dadaji accepted monetary compensation of two thousand rupees to dissolve the marriage.

It was a case that got a lot of attention in Britain too, where women’s magazines covered it. The ripples that the case created led to the influence on the passage of the Age of Consent Act, 1891, which made child marriages illegal across the British Empire.

Read more about this woman's journey by clicking the link in the bio!
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory all through this month!
Rukhmabai was India's first practicing doctor. She firmly refused to live with her husband who she had been married off to at 11 years of age, focusing on her education instead. The legal case that followed led to the abolition of child marriage throughout the British Empire. In 1885, after 12 years of marriage where Rukhmabai and her husband had lived apart, her husband sought “restitution of conjugal rights”. Rukhmabai had refused to live with the man she was married to as a child, as she had no say in the marriage. In March 1887, Rukhmabai was ordered to go live with her husband or spend six months in jail. Determined about her decision to not to return to Dadaji and to continue her education, Rukhmabai bravely said that she would rather face maximum penalty than accept the verdict given. Subsequently, after numerous hearings, the marriage was affirmed, where Rukhmabai wrote to Queen Victoria. The Queen overruled the court’s verdict and dissolved the marriage. In July of 1888, Dadaji accepted monetary compensation of two thousand rupees to dissolve the marriage. It was a case that got a lot of attention in Britain too, where women’s magazines covered it. The ripples that the case created led to the influence on the passage of the Age of Consent Act, 1891, which made child marriages illegal across the British Empire. Read more about this woman's journey by clicking the link in the bio! ___________________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  all through this month!
#SudeshVaid, India’s leading social justice activist, academic and feminist of the second-wave era passed away in the winter of 2001-2002 at the age of 61 from cancer.

Along with stalwarts like Kumkum Sangari and Urvashi Butalia, who were younger than her and much inspired by her vision, she was one of the first visible figures in the mainstream, urban feminist movement to connect women’s and gender issues with issues of social inequality and other forms of injustices.

She also touched the lived of many workers at the People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) that she helped established and many, many others who she had supported as a friend. An entire future generation would come to define the contours of democratic social and women’s movements in the country – inspired by her works and yet deprived of her physical presence.

Read more about her in the link in our bio!
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory all through this month.
#SudeshVaid , India’s leading social justice activist, academic and feminist of the second-wave era passed away in the winter of 2001-2002 at the age of 61 from cancer. Along with stalwarts like Kumkum Sangari and Urvashi Butalia, who were younger than her and much inspired by her vision, she was one of the first visible figures in the mainstream, urban feminist movement to connect women’s and gender issues with issues of social inequality and other forms of injustices. She also touched the lived of many workers at the People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) that she helped established and many, many others who she had supported as a friend. An entire future generation would come to define the contours of democratic social and women’s movements in the country – inspired by her works and yet deprived of her physical presence. Read more about her in the link in our bio! ___________________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  all through this month.
We don't just fight for the right to menstruate with dignity. We're also fighting for a young girl's right to education and equality. Every time you purchase @thesouledstore's exclusive #RosesAreRed merchandise, you join us in our battle against inequality. All profits are used to donate Saafkins™ to women in rural India, helping them escape the vicious cycle of period poverty. Get involved today. Link in bio. 🔴✊🏾✨
We don't just fight for the right to menstruate with dignity. We're also fighting for a young girl's right to education and equality. Every time you purchase @thesouledstore's exclusive #RosesAreRed  merchandise, you join us in our battle against inequality. All profits are used to donate Saafkins™ to women in rural India, helping them escape the vicious cycle of period poverty. Get involved today. Link in bio. 🔴✊🏾✨
Our Saafkins™ are produced in safe working conditions and are 86% biodegradable. A happy, well-paid workforce and environmental sustainability are two of our top objectives when it comes to solving those #MondayReds. 🍀⚡#GiveHer5
Our Saafkins™ are produced in safe working conditions and are 86% biodegradable. A happy, well-paid workforce and environmental sustainability are two of our top objectives when it comes to solving those #MondayReds . 🍀⚡#GiveHer5 
Sudesh Vaid, India’s leading social justice activist, academic and feminist of the second-wave era passed away in the winter of 2001-2002 at the age of 61 from cancer.

Along with stalwarts like Kumkum Sangari and Urvashi Butalia, who were younger than her and much inspired by her vision, she was one of the first visible figures in the mainstream, urban feminist movement to connect women’s and gender issues with issues of social inequality and other forms of injustices.

She also touched the lived of many workers at the People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) that she helped established and many, many others who she had supported as a friend. An entire future generation would come to define the contours of democratic social and women’s movements in the country – inspired by her works and yet deprived of her physical presence.

To read more about her click the link in bio
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March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory all through this month.
Sudesh Vaid, India’s leading social justice activist, academic and feminist of the second-wave era passed away in the winter of 2001-2002 at the age of 61 from cancer. Along with stalwarts like Kumkum Sangari and Urvashi Butalia, who were younger than her and much inspired by her vision, she was one of the first visible figures in the mainstream, urban feminist movement to connect women’s and gender issues with issues of social inequality and other forms of injustices. She also touched the lived of many workers at the People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) that she helped established and many, many others who she had supported as a friend. An entire future generation would come to define the contours of democratic social and women’s movements in the country – inspired by her works and yet deprived of her physical presence. To read more about her click the link in bio ___________________ March is #WomensHistoryMonth  and we are sharing stories of #IndianWomenInHistory  all through this month.