The humble typewriter helped women become better educated, enter the workforce and contribute to society.
Women who practised a particular form of Buddhism set up popular vegetarian restaurants in the 1940s and 50s that met the needs of local Buddhists and also helped promote vegetarianism.
Vandana Aggarwal traces the origins of a venerable association for Indian women and the role it played in their lives.
Wong Din Haan, who founded a girls’ school in Singapore, was also a champion for women’s rights.
A number of cookbooks written in the 1940s and 1950s helped expand the traditional Malay culinary repertoire, as Toffa Abdul Wahed tells us.