7 WOMEN FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHOSE NAMES ARE LOST IN THE PAGES OF INDIAN HISTORY!!

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The 69th Republic Day of India is around the corner and here we are thinking about what kind of patriotism we cherish. India is a country of vast cultures, traditions, religions and a glorious history. Our country has witnessed a struggling past with people fighting for complete freedom. India is usually termed as a place where martyrs like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh were born to glorify the nation. Little do we realize, behind every successful man there is an even stronger woman with a realistic approach. There have been women freedom fighters whose contribution to the freedom struggle has been magnificent. Unfortunately, these women have lost their identity in the pages of history amidst the men who took the limelight. This Republic Day, let’s celebrate the courage of those women who never failed to fight for the nation.

RANI LAKSHMI BAI

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She was a 22-year-old lady who fulfilled her responsibility both as the country’s daughter and the mother to her son. She was the symbol of heroism, courage and leadership during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Fearlessly, she fought the Britishers in the battlefield till her last breath.

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BEGUM HAZRAT MAHAL

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The lady who conquered the throne of Awadh, becoming the reason why people began toprotest the East India Company. She is said to be the sole reason whose courage led the British out of Awadh.

KITTUR RANI CHENNAMMA

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She is remembered as one of the first freedom activists in India who was fearless and courageous. She led an armed rebellion against the British rule, losing her life during the struggle.

MADAM BHIKAJI CAMA

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The founder of the Home Rule Society, she was known as one of the greatest women in the history of India. She dreamt of an Independent India where she herself designed the flag. She became the first ever Indian woman to hoist the Indian Freedom Struggle flag in Germany.

ARUNA ASIF ALI

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A woman who did not fear the dark closed walls of a prison, even the negativity of that place didn’t scare her. Other than participating in the freedom struggle, she also held a hunger strike for proper treatment of political prisoners.

DURGABAI DESHMUKH

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Married at the age of 8, she left her family to become the first female criminal lawyer of India. She ignited the feeling of nationalism in people, started educational programs and practiced rehabilitation of needy women children.

USHA MEHTA

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A lady who during the Quit India Movement 1942 started an underground secret radio station in India. The sole motive of this radio was to transfer important messages of Gandhi from jail directly to the public. She also faced an imprisonment of four years for this act but did not give up in front of the British power.

It is beautifully quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt, “A woman is like a tea bag- you can’t tell how strong she is until you out her in hot water.” The ignited fire for complete independence was burning within every citizen of the country. Where the men led every movement, people must realize that there were these women who became the real heroes. They came up with courage, bypassing the barriers of gender, fighting like a warrior till the end. Their names might not be prevalent, but their souls surely remain to beautify the history of this country named, India.

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY!! THIS REPUBLIC DAY, THINK DIFFERENTLY TO EXPLORE INDIA BETTER.

Shatakshi Saxena

Shatakshi Saxena

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