Not the modern goalless third wave feminism. Self centred, and self obsessed.
An ardent patriot and Gandhian she even went to prison in 1932 during the Indian Freedom Movement. A pioneer feminist, she was also a Carnatic music composer and performer.A native of Triplicane, she took part and played a notable role in almost every sphere of social activity of those turbulent times and dynamic decades.She also ran a school in Triplicane exclusively for women where she taught among other subjects, music, tailoring, handicrafts, embroidery, English and Hindi. In her 115 novels, she dealt with socially relevant issues of the day like the dowry menace, ill-treatment of women, women's education, ills of the Devadasi system, untouchability and many more.In one article she strongly advocated the teaching of classical dance (Bharathanatyam) as part of the school curriculum. That was the period when the dance was treated as `pagan and vulgar'. She composed music too and created new ragas like Hamsapramari and Dharadhari. She exhorted women to come out of their kitchens and fight for the freedom of the Motherland and also the emancipation of women.