Ismat Chughtai was a pillar of the modern Urdu short story and a woman who dared to write about the one thing that was most taboo in her time – feminine sexuality. Catch the story of a literary realist who was accused of ‘obscenity’ because her simple but powerful stories threatened conservative Indian society.
Here are stories of some women pioneers – doctors, lawyers, scientists, educators and even spies – who fought to be taken seriously and had to contend with name-calling and ridicule, until their grit and vision forced changes in the system.
The history of India is full of examples of women who, instead of being confined within the four walls of their house and adhering to the traditional duties expected of them, fought for their rights and excelled in fields such as science and politics. Here are the inspiring, but lesser-known stories of the earliest feminists of India.
Dr Purnima Sinha defied convention to become the first woman to earn a PhD in Physics at Calcutta University. Catch the story of a trailblazer who married her scientific genius with artistic pursuits, and believed that creativity is the key to success