These extraordinary Indian women, and others like them featured in this book, shared one common goal: to stand up against the British and fight for India’s freedom from colonial rule. Fearless and feisty, these homemakers and princesses, politicians and poets, doctors and educators, and lawyers and activists marched in protest, endured hunger strikes, rallied supporters, went to jail and led from the front. From Sarojini Naidu to Matangini Hazra, from Aruna Asaf Ali to Rani Gaidinliu, from Muthulakshmi Reddi to Hansa Mehta, and from Annie Mascarene to Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, they showed amazing courage in breaking their shackles and facing grave challenges to liberate the country.
Bringing together the inspiring life stories of more than 30 remarkable women, Her Name Was Freedom is a tribute to these brave torchbearers of India’s independence movement, who left a lasting legacy.
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