Women Freedom Fighters of India | If you are also among those people think that women are weak then after reading this article your thinking will change. In this article, it is told about the great women who had put everything on the claim of India’s independence. Let’s get inspired.
Rani Lakshmi Bai
Born: 19 November 1828
Died: 18 June 1858
Her famous saying “When it comes to women’s courage, bravery and self-respect, one name definitely comes up and that is Rani Lakshmi Bai.”Rani Lakshmi Bai played a very important part of the 1847 revolt. She was born in 1828 in Varanasi. Her real name was Manikarnika Tambe.
Rani Lakshmi Bai’s life was full of struggle. Her mother had died when she was only four years old. He was then brought up by his father, who was an advisor in the Peshwa court. His father taught him many things such as horse riding, bow bonds, self-defense, shooting.
In the year 1842, Lakshmi bai got married to Gangadhar Rao Navalkar who was the Maharaja of Jhansi. After marriage, she became Rani Lakshmi Bai. They had their first child in the year 1851 but unfortunately their child died due to some health issues when he was just 4 months old.
After that Lakshmi Bai and Gangadhar adopted the son of Gangadhar’s cousin’s son, Anand Rao. Later changed his name to Damodar. Days gone and due to some health problems, Maharaja Gangadhar died shortly after Anand’s adoption.
One story of Rani Lakshmi Bai is very famous, due to which everyone called that Rani Lakshmi Bai is really very brave woman. That anecdote was that when the British Army wanted to capture Jhansi, they had a war with Lakshmi Bai. In that war, Lakshmi Bai then tied her 3-year-old son behind her back and fought with the British army. Can you just imagine how difficult it was?
Still today she is the inspiration of millions of people.
Born: 13 February 1879
Died: 2 March 1949
She entered the University of Madras at the age of 12 and studied (1895–98) at King’s College, London, and later at Girton College, Cambridge.
Sarojini Naidu is also known as Nightingale of India. She was a very good writer, poet and famous freedom fighter.In the year 1925, she was made President of the Indian National Congress.
Some of her most popular poems are The Golden Threshold (1905), The Bird of Time (1912) Sceptred Flute (1928) and The Feather of the Dawn (1961).
Begum Hazrat Mahal
Born: 1820 (Exact date not known)
Died: 7 April, 1879
She is also called Begum of Awadh. She played an important role in Revolution of 1857. During that revolution, she worked with many great freedom fighters like Nana Saheb Peshwa, Tatya Tope, etc. In 1984, the Government of India issued a stamp to commemorate Begum Hazrat Mahal.
Kittur Rani Chennamma
Born: 23 October 1778
Died: 21 February 1829
You may not have heard of her name before, but she started fight against the British from the time when Revolt of 1857 did not happen. She was the queen of the princely state of Karnataka, who had lost her life for India’s independence. Even today, her name is taken with great respect in Karnataka and even today people like to hear stories of her bravery.
These Women Freedom Fighters Of India Will Boost Your Inspiration
Born: 24 September 1861
Died: 13 August 1936
There is no doubt that Bhikaji Cama was one of the brave women who did many things for the independence of India. She wrote many literatures during her lifetime. She also gave several speeches for gender equality in Egypt.
Raj Kumari Gupta
Died: Not known
She and her husband was freedom fightes. She also worked with many great freedom fighters like Chandrashekhar Azad, Mahatma Gandhi. Also she played very important role in the Kakori incident.
During that time, she had kept the weapon from the British army in her undergarments and took her child and also carry the weapon (she use to supply the weapon and other important materials). When her relatives came to know about this, they severed their relationship with her.
Born: 22 November 1830
Died: 4 April 1858
Amidst the sound and fury of the battle at Jhansi, Jhalkari Bai plunged herself into the battlefield to confront the British.
We all know the stories of bravery of Rani Lakshmi Bai. There is no doubt that his valor is an excellent source of inspiration for women and men. But like her, there is a woman who is known for her bravery but many people know about her. His name is Jhalkari Bai.
Born in a poor family, Jhalkari Bai was very brave since childhood. While on the other hand, a young girl plays with a doll, Jhalkari Bai hunted a tiger at that time. His bravery and fighting techniques were similar to those of Rani Laxmi Bai, due to which she was included in a group called Durga Dal.
In many battles, this also happened when Jhalkari Bai used to fight in place of Rani Laxmi Bai and the British thought that they were fighting with Laxmi Bai. And during this time Rani Laxmi Bai used to get a chance to escape from the British.
Savitri Bai Phule
Born: 3 January 1831
Died: 10 March 1897
Savitri Bai was the first female teacher in India who taught in India’s first girls’ school. One of her saying is very famous “If you educate a boy, you educate an individual but if you educate a girl, you educate the whole family” She had seen in her life how women have to fight for their rights, they are kept away from education. In such a situation, she herself used to give basic education to young girls and women.
During the British rule, fighting for women’s education had become Savitri Phule’s motive. Whenever she went somewhere to teach girls, people would throw many things on her on the way, like stones, soil, eggs, tomatoes, cow dung etc. But Savitri Phule knew these things, so she always carry an extra saree with her.
She worked a lot on writing women’s studies in Maharashtra.
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