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Balasaraswati

Granddaughter of a famous
Devdasi- Veena Dhanammal
A major contributor to Bharatnatyam who embodied the last flowering of the Devdasi Tradition.

Some vanished in history with their golden contributions

Azizan-Bai

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A dancer at night and a warrior in the day A major contributor to the struggle of 1857

Some fought, fled, disguised themselves and could make it till
a bit far while letting their earned respect getting tarnished

Gauri Sawant

A transgender activist,
Founder and Director of NGO called Sakhi Char Chowghi that helps transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS.

Some were able to make it till today, making a dent in the Indian heteronormative society but are still struggling for acceptance.

We believe the society owes them a lot.
But, first and foremost, an apology.

This is just a drop in the ocean. Immense bravery, contributions and sacrifices have been obliterated. This research is to be continued.
Would you want to know more?

Colonialism

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