Powerless Queen is a chess game by Nanhi Kali as part of an initiative to highlight the plight of women in India. In the game, one has to play with a Powerless Queen, i.e. a queen who can’t move or kill making it difficult to win. While chess was invented in India in the 6th Century with Queen being the most powerful piece, today in the 21st century, the real queens i.e. a vast majority of Indian women are the least powerful as they don’t even have basic rights to education, health, safety, etc. Powerless Queen is a metaphor to show how a society cannot function or win if its queens are not empowered.