"Rani Velu Nachiyar was the first queen of Tamil origin
to fight against the British in India. She formed an army and fought and won
against the British in 1780, with military assistance from Hyder Ali,"
says Narain, head of Giri Institute of Development Studies. Nachiyar, the
princess of Ramanathapuram, was married to the king of Sivaganga,
Muthuvaduganatha Periyaudaiyathevar. She was drawn into battle after her
husband was killed by the British. Living under the protection of Hyder Ali of
Mysore near Dindigul, Nachiyar was said to have come up with idea of a human
bomb. She also formed a women's army and was one of the few rulers who regained
her kingdom and ruled for 10 more years.
Inspiring women in the south was another queen from Karnataka Kittur Rani
Chennamma. Born in 1791, she was best known for leading an armed rebellion
against the East India Company in 1824. The resistance ended with her arrest
and she was imprisoned for life.Adept at horse riding, sword fight…
A prominent personality of the Indian Nationalist Movement, she was born as Bhikaiji Rustom Cama on 24th September, 1861 to a Parsi family in Bombay (now Mumbai). Well, we are talking about none other than Madam Cama, who is a well known freedom fighter. She came from a pretty well off family and her father Sorabji Framji Patel was a powerful member of the Parsi community. In this article, we will present you with the biography of Madame Cama. Bhikaji took education from Alexandra Native Girl's English Institution. From the very beginning, she was a very sincere child. She always admired the personalities of the Nationalist Movement. On the 3rd of August in the year 1885, she tied her wedding knots with Rustom Cama, an affluent pro-British lawyer. She did not enjoy her married life and spent most of her time performing altruistic activities. Read on to know the complete life history of Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama.In the year 1896, the Bombay presidency was hit by a natural calamity,…
Sucheta Kriplani was a great freedom fighter of India. She was born as Sucheta Mazumdar in the year 1908. She was the first woman to be elected as the Chief Minister of a state in India. In this article, we will present you with the biography of Sucheta Kriplani, an important personality who has made an immense contribution in fighting for the freedom of India. Early life Sucheta Kriplani was born to a Bengali family in the Ambala city. Her father S.N. Majumdar was a nationalist of India. Sucheta took education from Indraprastha College and St.Stephen's College in Delhi. After completing her studies, she took the job of a lecturer in the Banaras Hindu University. In the year 1936, she tied her wedding knots with a socialist Acharya Kriplani and joined the Indian National Congress. Read on to know the complete life history of Sucheta Kriplani. Freedom Movement and Independence She came into the Indian historical scene during the Quit India Movement. Sucheta worked in c…
She was born on the February 2, 1889 in Lucknow to a princely family of Kapurthala, a part of undivided India. She was the first Indian woman to hold the position of cabinet minister. Well, we are talking about the well known freedom fighter Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. In this article, we will present you with the biography of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, who was an eminent Gandhian and a great social reformer. She born into the royal family that ruled Kapurthala (a princely state post independence,) Rajkumari Amrit Kaur's journey as a staunch Gandhian and advocate for social welfare began shortly after the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
The killings motivated her to take a more active part in the Nationalist movement in Punjab, but this princess traveled across India speaking on the cause. She was twice jailed — once along with Mahatma Gandhi during the Dandi March or the Salt Satyagraha on 12 March 1930. Seven years later, the British arrested her on sedition charges while in the Northwest …
Captain Laxmi Sehgal is one of the lion hearted women, India
ever had. She picked up the Gun for the Indian National Army (INA) founded by
Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and led it like a tigress for the struggle for
Laxmi Sehgal was born in 1914 to a traditional Tamil family.
She got her first patriotic lessons from her mother who was a member of the
Congress herself. She completed her degree in medicine from the Madras Medical
College and went to Singapore for a career as a doctor, however something very
different was waiting for her.
Singapore at that time was ruled by British and they had to
surrender when the Japanese invaded the country. Thousands of Indians were
taken as prisoners. At this juncture, Netaji invited the Indian prisoners to
join the INA and fight against the British. Laxmi was one of them and Netaji
was impressed by her courage and asked her to lead the Rani Jhansi Regiment.
She fought like a tigress against the British in the jungles of Burma.