Here we list five early feminists of India; women who fought for equality long before feminism became a buzz word. Let me start this piece with a question? Name the first person who comes to your mind when I say the word feminist. Now another one, someone who was seen as ahead of their time. […]
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Sarojini Naidu is a familiar name and is often cited in textbook as The Nightingale of India. She is known for both her resonant poetry as well as outspoken activist work for India’s independence. She was the first woman governor of an Indian state as well as the first woman president of Indian National Congress. Her marriage to her husband was outside her caste, an uncommon practice in those times. She helped establish Indian Women’s Association and traveled widely to give talks and lectures. Her family members were also educators, poets, activists and revolutionaries.
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