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The trailblazing first woman lawmaker of India

Muthulakshmi Reddy fought patriarchy and discrimination to become India's first woman lawmaker.

She also became the first woman to study medicine in an all-male college. She set up many charitable institutes more than 100 years ago and they continue to serve people.

The BBC brings her forgotten story to life in this short animated film.

Produced by Padma Meenakshi

Animations by Nikita Deshpande, illustrations by Gopal Shoonya

This story is part of a series on women icons from Indian history. Here are other stories from the series:

The forgotten 19th Century feminist