The story of Aruna Asaf Ali’s fight for the independence of India is one of courage, sacrifice and determination.
Durgabai Deshmukh is today known by the hospitals and schools that she set up. Durgabai was a woman who fought for the independence of her country and understood that service of her countrymen was the true service to the country.
Born into the Nehru family, Vijaya Lakshmi dreamt of working for the independence of her country. She always put duty to her nation first, even at the cost of her family.
Kanaklata Barua’s story is remarkable because this young woman was only seventeen years old when she was killed. Kanaklata Barua, who was shot dead while participating in a protest march, is remembered for her courage and the strength of her convictions.
The people of India know her as the ‘nightingale of India’. But Sarojini Naidu was much more than that. She was a large-hearted and determined woman, whose dream was to see her beloved country free.