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Ahilyabai Holkar
Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar Of Malwa, Whose Reign Brought In A Golden Age For Her People

Like the Maratha kings, their queens were also examples of courage and inspiration. Ahilyabai Holkar was one of them, whose praises are seldom acknowledged.

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Always Kingmakers, Rarely Openly Rulers: The Women Behind The Mughal Empire
The Empire

The Empire, Disney + Hotstar’s foray into historical fiction, is as much about kings as it is about the kingmakers - the Mughal women who hugely shaped the fortunes of a dynasty that ruled India for over three centuries.

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What We Know Of Jhalkari Bai, The Dalit Woman Commander Of Rani Laxmibai’s Army
Jhalkari Bai

We know of Rani Lakshmi Bai's bravery tales, but we are not aware of Jhalkari Bai, the Dalit woman who helped her throughout, and fought right next to her in the uprising of 1857.

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Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Firebrand Poet Of ‘Khoob Ladi Mardani’ Gets Google Doodle On 117th B’Day
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan

Google doodle today celebrated the 117th birth anniversary of firebrand Hindi poetess Subhadra Kumari Chauhan whose poem on Rani of Jhansi is known to every child who has learnt Hindi.

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‘Lady Doctors’ Are The Norm Today, But Do We Know All These 6 Trailblazers?

The stories of the trailblazers in Kavitha Rao's book Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India's First Women in Medicine, and the challenges they triumphed over, need to find their rightful place in history.

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Remembering Nalapat Balamani Amma On Her 112th Birth Anniversary Today

Today, 19th July 2021, is the 112th birth anniversary of Nalapat Balamani Amma, the mother of poet Kamala Das, and an iconic poet herself.

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