The feminist movement in India owes a huge debt to this forgotten trailblazer!
From defying norms to introducing progressive reforms, these Nawab Begums embodied feminism much before it gained prominence. #WomenInHistory #UntoldStories
In an era when a woman speaking out of turn was considered blasphemy, Dr Irawati Karve was smashing gender barriers to explore new thoughts and territories.
Hindustani Classical vocalist Hirabai Barodekar of the Kirana Gharana was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and paved the way for female artists at a time when they were not allowed to perform on stage. Her immense talent and popularity earned her several awards and disciples, including Padma Shri winner Prabha Atre, Vrinda Limaye, Bakul Pandit, Saraswati Rane and many more.