Declared to be the fourth most dangerous nation in the world for women, women in India are caught in a system that endangers their lives prenatally till old age. The hunger strike of Irom Sharmila of northeast India will be contrasted with the occasionally violent activism by the Gulabi Gang of northern India. Both groups comprise women disadvantaged by national policy, belonging to subaltern ethnicities and castes. Activism of women in some of the most ignored regions of India sheds light on the complexity of feminism and the multiple oppressions it seeks redress from.