Fearless Women Freedom Fighters

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Rani Laxmibai: True Fighter

We all know how brave Rani Laxmibai was. The queen of Jhansi was a true fighter who bravely led her army and fought against the British. She fought for the independence of India till her last breath. The courage and bravery which Laxmibai displayed inspired many men and women to fight for the country. Image source: peperonity.com

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Rani Laxmibai: True Fighter
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Hazrat Mahal: Queen of Awadh

Begum Hazrat Mahal ditched her luxurious life to fight against the British. She jumped into the battlefield to encourage her army. She fought with all her strength. To honour her efforts, the Indian government issued a stamp in 1984. Image source: historicwomen.tumblr.com

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Hazrat Mahal: Queen of Awadh
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Kasturba Gandhi

Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi, played an important role in the Indian freedom struggle. She supported Mahatma Gandhi in his struggle and also led the Women Satyagraha. She fought and even went to jail but never stepped back. She also encouraged women and children to fight for their rights.

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Kasturba Gandhi
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Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu, the first women governor of India, was an active member of the Quit India Movement along with Mahatma Gandhi. She was a great follower of the principles of the Mahatma. She had the courage to go to England and criticise the British rule in India. Sarojini was a great source of inspiration to Indian women then and continues to inspire Indian poets even now. She used her poems to encourage Indians to fight against the British rule. Image source: kids.britannica.com.

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Sarojini Naidu
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Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi was an active member in the freedom struggle of India. During the 1930 movement, she had formed a Vanar Sena, a children’s brigade to help freedom fighters. She was a member of the Indian National Congress in 1938. Later, after independence in 1966, she took over the responsibility of a Prime Minister who worked towards the development of society. Image source: dnaindia.com

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Indira Gandhi
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Kamala Nehru

Kamala Nehru was a great support system to Jawaharlal Nehru and helped him in the freedom struggle. She was against the use of foreign goods and encouraged the use of Indian goods. Image source: wikimedia.org

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Kamala Nehru
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Vijay Lakshmi Pandit

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit was greatly inspired by the work of Rani Laxmibai and Sarojini Naidu. She was an active member in the non-cooperation and civil disobedience movements. She was also the first woman to become the President of the United Nations General Assembly. Image source: wikimedia.org

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Vijay Lakshmi Pandit
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Madam Cama

Madam Cama unfurled the first national flag in 1907 at the International Socialist Conference, Germany. While unfurling the flag, these were the words of this woman of great courage, “This flag is of Indian Independence! Behold, it is born! It has been made sacred by the blood of young Indians who sacrificed their lives. I call upon you gentlemen to rise and salute this flag of Indian Independence. In the name of this flag, I appeal to lovers of freedom all over the world to support this flag.” Image source: musetheplace.co

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Madam Cama
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