1.November 10, 1236 — Razia Sultana became the first female ruler on the throne of Delhi.
2.December 4, 1829 — Sati was banned.
3.January 1, 1848 — Savitribai Phule started our first girls' school in Pune.
4.June 18, 1858 — Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi died fighting the British troops in Gwalior, with her son on her back.
5.December 25, 1927 — B.R. Ambedkar burned the Manu Smriti.
6.January 26, 1950 — Universal suffrage rights were granted to all Indians above the age of 21.
7.January 19, 1966 — Indira Gandhi became India's first woman prime minister.
8.April 11, 1983 — Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian woman to win an Academy Award.
9.October 6, 1989 — Justice Fathima M. Beevi became the first female judge appointed to the Supreme Court.
10.September 21, 1992 — Priya Jhingan became the first woman to join the Indian army.
11.December 26, 2006 — The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act was passed.
12.July 25, 2007 — Pratibha Patil took office as India’s first woman president.
13.March 19, 2013 — The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 was passed by the Lok Sabha on laws related to sexual offences after the protests following the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.
14.April 15, 2014 — The Supreme Court of India recognized a third gender that is neither male nor female, and as a class entitled to reservation in education and jobs.
15.November 11, 2014 — The Supreme Court rescinded a 1955 rule stating that women could not apply for licences to be makeup artists.
16.Feb 1, 2016 — The Delhi High Court said that eldest female member of a family can also be a "Karta" — a position superior to that of other members, and has full authority to manage property, rituals or other crucial affairs of the family.