10. Rani Laxmi Bai
She used to go to the battlefield dressed as a man. She used the sword with both hands. She fought till her last breath for the welfare of women in the country and for the noble cause of India’s independence.
11. Aruna Asaf Ali
She played an outstanding role in the Quit India Movement. She was arrested on the charge that she was a vagrant and hence not released in 1931 under the Gandhi Irwin Pact which stipulated release of all political prisoners. She edited ‘Inquilab’, a monthly journal of the Indian National Congress. Aruna was dubbed the heroine of 1942 movement for her bravery in the face of danger and was called ‘Grand Old Lady’ of the Independence Movement in her later years.
12. Begum Hazrat Mahal
She was a great Indian freedom fighter who played a major role during India’s first war of Independence (1857-1858). She was also known as Begum of Awadh (Oudh) and she was the wife of the then Lucknow ruler, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah.
13. Bheema Bai Holkar
She fought against Colonel Malcolm of the British Army and defeated him in guerrilla warfare.
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