When India was under the British rule, there was a lot of struggle and pain that the people went through, as everything was done under the rule of the British government. There were many freedom fighters and they dedicated their life only to free India from the British rule. In among the strong men, there were few women who devoted their lives for the country and their role in the freedom fight made a very big change and was really noticeable. These women instead of staying at home and doing the household work chose to come out on the street and decided to fight for their country. These women were born with a motive and they knew very well to dedicate their life for the same. These women were strong not just physically but also mentally.
Here is a list of Top Ten Famous Women Freedom Fighters of India
10. Annie Besant
Born on 1st October 1857, Annie Besant was one of the prominent figures who fought for the freedom of India. She was initially a British Socialist, but later on she joined the struggle of Indian Freedom fighter. She even initiated the home rule movement, under her behest with LokmanyaTilak. She was also interested the theosophical society.
9. Kamla Nehru
She is amongst the great freedom fighters of the country, and she fought very bravely for the country. She was the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru and she played a great role in the Swadeshi movement and she also arranged for burning the foreign goods as a way to protest against the British rule. She went to the jail twice under the British rule and she encouraged other women to participate for the freedom struggle.
8. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
She was an Indian Diplomat and also a great politician. She was also the sister of Jawaharlal Nehru. She went to jail several time for the country and she strongly held the Non cooperation movement and the Quit India Movement. She was also the first woman who got selected for the National General Assembly. She fought to abolish the caste barrier and also encouraged women empowerment.
7. Begum Hazrat Mahal
She was the leading lady during the First War of independence and fought bravely against the British rule. She was also called as the ‘Lakshmi Bai’ of Awadh. She took over the control of Lucknow during the fight and fought bravely like a fighter.
6. Kasturba Gandhi
She was the wife of Mahatma Gandhi, she played a major role in the freedom fight. She fought for the civil rights of the people and also supported Mahatma Gandhi on everything. She also taught the Indians how to maintain hygiene, discipline and writing and reading. She played a great role in the freedom fight.
5. Sarojini Naidu
She is commonly known as the ‘Nightingale of India’,Sarojini Naidu played a very major role in the freedom fight. She travelled across the country, giving lectures and asking women to join the freedom struggle and also invoking the hidden patriotism in them. She also became the President of Indian National congress.
4. Sucheta Kriplani
She was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi during the partition of India and she played a very big role in the freedom fight. She was also the member of the drafting committee of the constituent Assembly and she also sand the national song in the constituent assembly.
3. Arunaasaf Ali
She is one of the most famous Indian Activists and played a major role in the freedom fight. She also participated in the dandi march and satyagraha and was also a member of the Indian National Congress. She was imprisoned because of her activities but she never stopped her work and continued it even from inside the jail.
2. Madam Bhikaji Cama
She designed the flag of the Independent India and was an active member during the struggle for Independence. She was the first Woman who hoisted the India’s flag in foreign nation. She was a strong and an elegant personality and she fought bravely for the country.
1. Rani Lakshmi Bai
The list couldn’t be completed without mentioning the name of Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi. She was the strongest female figure of the first war of Independence and fought bravely against the British. She was strong, and was filled with fire and strength. She fought with her enemies bravely till her last breath and till today she is remembered for her bravery.