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 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.