Indira Gandhi & Amrit Kaur enlisted in the TIME Magazine's "100 Women of the Year"

Sukirti Mishra 06/03/2020 12:23:43

Lucknow. The "100 Women of the Year" list release by the TIME Magazine, spotlights influential women who were usually overshadowed. This includes women who occupied positions from which the men were often chosen, like world leaders Golda Meir and Corazon Aquino, but far more who found their influence through activism or culture. 


In order to recognise these women, 89 new TIME covers have been designed by prominent artists. Notably, the TIME magazine, in its list of "100 Women of the Year" has placed freedom fighter Rajkumari Amrit Kaur and former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Amrit Kaur, who returned from studying at Oxford, eventually decided her life's mission was to help India break free from its colonial ties and oppressive societal norms. In 1947, she became the first woman to join the country's Cabinet, serving as Health Minister for 10 years. 

The TIME Magazine had named usually named "Man of the Year" for 72 years. Generally it used to be a Prime Minister, President of a titan of the industry. But in 1999, "Man of the Year" gave way to "Person of the Year." Although the name changed, yet the choice remained the same, revealed the former TIME editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs. She mentioned that the project is an exercise in looking at the ways in which women held power due to systemic inequality. "Women," Gibbs writes, "were wielding soft power long before the concept was defined." 





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