In the year 1921, inspired by Gandhi, Jankidevi Bajaj burnt foreign clothes being used in and out of the home. She clad everyone in Khadi.
70 Women Freedom Fighters of India
As India celebrates 70 years of independence, we bring you stories of 70 women who were part of the Indian Independence Struggle. Each day till the 15th of August, we will tell you stories of courage and valour which may not be part of our history books and popular memory.
Basantalata Hazarika along with her associates Shrimati Swarnalata Barua, Raj Kumari Mohini Gohain established a women’s force Bahini in 1930-31.
Tarkeshwari Sinha joined the Quit India Movement as a teenager, and then enjoyed an illustrious political career before fading into oblivion
These were ordinary women from all walks of life who managed to make extraordinary contributions to the cause of freedom. This series is our tribute to these women and their exemplary work
Follower of Gandhi, Kunatala Kumari Sabat always believed that Independence is her birth right and also encouraged women to participate in the Independence movement
Malati Choudhury was one of those freedom fighter whose fight for injustice did not end with Indian independence, in fact her struggle continued for the rights of tribal and socially underprivileged.
Sarala Devi Chaudhurani was not only a great nationalist but she was an exceptional woman blessed with rare gifts
Annapurna Maharana was the daughter of freedom fighters Rama Devi and Gopabandhu Choudhury. She was considered close to Mahatma Gandhi and participated in the Quit India Movement
At a young age of 23, Rani Laxmibai fought bravely against the British during the Revolt of 1857 before attaining martyrdom
Stories of her bravery are still famous in the households of Jhansi. It is said that she once killed a tiger with an axe when the animal tried to kill her in the jungle