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Women of India's Freedom Struggle

by Vikas Kamat

First Online: January 07, 2006
Page Last Updated: April 04, 2014

Contrary to common belief, the women have India have exhibited great courage, leadership, and bravery in times of need from ancient times. This tradition but blossomed during India's struggle for freedom from British Raj.

Women were integral part of Gandhi's non-violence movement. The fact that there was no material weaponry involved, made women equal, and perhaps even better soldiers. Even the most common and uneducated women sacrificed time and materials  -- volunteering, campaigning, protesting, fasting, and donating to the causes of freedom.

This page lists contributions of many women  towards the Freedom of India.

Women Freedom Fighters of India

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
Biography of Dr. Annie Besant, founder of ''Home Rule League'', and a great proponent of freedom for India.
Gandhi and Status of Women
Article on Gandhi's efforts to involve women in all phases of development, including the struggle for India's freedom.
Woman Who Knew Too Much
Biography of a remarkable freedom fighter, social reformer and activist Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya.
Bhikaji Cama and the Indian Tricolor
The incredible story of Madam Bhikaji Cama and the first unfurling of India's national flag.

See Also:

  • Women of India -- Frequently asked questions and articles on the roles and status of women in India. Includes biographies, topics on Sati, widows, history and artifacts.

Tryst with destiny
Introduction | Tryst With Destiny | Brief History
Sepoy Mutiny | Indian National Congress
The People | The Events

 

The Story of India's Freedom Struggle
The Story of India's Freedom Struggle

Pictures of Freedom Struggle

Portrait of Sarojini NaiduKamaladevi ChattopadhayaKamaladevi ChattopadhayaIndian Soldiers Being Executed by British CanonsA lady spinning yarnSardar Vallabhbhai PatelAshfaqualla Khan, Freedom FighterLala Lajpatrai (1865-1928)
Civil Disobedience in ActionPolice Roughing-up the SatyagrahisLokamanya Bal Gangadhar TilakCelebration of Bardoli DayPictures of Freedom MovementPortrait of Ram Prasad BismilMaharani of TravancoreGopal Krishna Gokhale (1866-1915)
Presidents Message for Haripura Congress ConventionDa. Pa. KaramarakarKhan Mohammad Abbas Khan C. Rajagopalachari (1878 - 1972)  Dadabhai Navroji (1825-1917) Bhagwan Das (1869-1958)Portrait of Jamnalal Bajaj Anjali Ammal
Narottam Morarji Picture of Kamala Nehru Kadengodlu Shankar Bhat Swadeshi Memorabilia Portrait of Indira GandhiSalt March to Break the LawSubhash Chandra Bose Making a Radio BroadcastGandhian Freedom Fighters
Soldiers of Non-violence Marching to Break LawSatyagrahis squatting on the beach to break lawLohia at Congress ConventionBidhan Chandra Roy (1882 - 1962)Anugrah Narayan SinhaCongressman Balakrishna Sharma (1897-1960)Babu Purushottamdas TandonV. I. Muniswamy Pillai
Balaji Bhawansa WalvekarB. Pattabhi Sitaramiah (1880 - 1959)Deshabandhu Chittaranjan DasSardar Vallabhai PatelMaulana Abdul Kalam AzadDeshbandhu Chitta Ranjan Das (1870-1925)Pandit Motilal NehruRao Bahadur Mudholkar
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray (1861-1944)Henry Cotton (1845-1915)N.G. Chandavarkar (1855-1923)Alan Octavian HumeIndira NehruAnnie BesantNawasb Syed Muhammad  BahadurMarch of Satyagrahis in Goa
Tagore and GandhiMadam Cama and the First Flag of Free IndiaVeerapandia KattabommanPortrait of Lal Bahadur ShastriPortrait of Rabindranath TagoreBal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920)Tribute to Martyrs

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