Umabai Kundapur was the founder of 'Bhagini Mandal' and the leader of women's wing of Hindustani Seva Dal. She was also the head of the Karnataka branch of Kasturba Trust
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.
Throughout her life, Hansa Jivraj Mehta fought for education for all, gender equality, parity and the upliftment of women. Read her story here
Rajkumari Gupta belongs to that clan of freedom fighters who are unlikely to have found a mention in any standard history of the freedom movement.
Renowned poet, Nalinibala Devi along with other women freedom fighters from Assam contributed greatly in the Indian Independence movement
Kittur Rani Chennamma: Warrior queen who lead an armed rebellion against the British East India Company in 1824
She had been trained in sword fighting, archery and horse riding at a young age
Captain Lakshmi Sehgal led the Rani Jhansi Regiment of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose-led INA. She later joined the CPI(M) and contested the Presidential polls against Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Amalprabha Das was awarded Padma Shree Award in 1954. Mahatma Gandhi appointed Amal Prabha Das to supervise the work of the Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust in the Northeast
Meet Chandraprava Saikiani: The rebel Satyagrahi from Assam who dared to become a mother out of wedlock
Chandraprava Saikiani was the writer and social reformer who fought for women's rights and worked towards bringing social equality in Assam