India has been known for great women. From teachers to leaders women have been facing of India for long. The land which sees the power of women and prays to them in the form of ‘Sakti’, ‘Durga’, ‘Kali’, etc can also produce such ladies. Here is a list of great women freedom fighters who gave the British a very hard time.
1. Annie Besant
Annie Besant was an Irish lady and the leader of the ‘Theosophical Society of India.’ She was the first woman president of the Indian National Congress. She established the Indian Home Rule League in 1906 of which she became President. She started the newspaper ‘New India’. She opened a number of schools and colleges the most important being Central Hindu College High School at Banaras which she started in 1903.
2. Kasturba Gandhi
She was the wife of Mahatma Gandhi. She was a leader of women satyagraha. Many times when he was under arrest she took her husband’s place. Kasturba suffered from chronic bronchitis. After contracting pneumonia she died from a severe heart attack. She died in Mahatma Gandhi’s arms while both were in prison.
3. Madam Cama
She unfurled the first national flag at the International Socialist Conference in Stuttgart, Germany in 1907. She declared, “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.