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
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.
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
Mutiny | Indian National
The People | The Events