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Sarojini Naidu is a familiar name and is often cited in textbook as The Nightingale of India. She is known for both her resonant poetry as well as outspoken activist work for India’s independence. She was the first woman governor of an Indian state as well as the first woman president of Indian National Congress. Her marriage to her husband was outside her caste, an uncommon practice in those times. She helped establish Indian Women’s Association and traveled widely to give talks and lectures. Her family members were also educators, poets, activists and revolutionaries.
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It is Savitribai Phule…!!!
interesting read Shruti! I liked to read about women who were ahead of time. I would also suggest if you could add date and time when these women were born, and what was different in them than their counterparts. It will give readers an understanding of your selection list, and based on which criteria they can add other women in the same list. Just a thought 🙂
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Thank you for your suggestion Swati, I agree that will definitely make the article a lot more thoughtful. I will keep it in mind as I write future pieces!
It’s not ‘Saviti Phule’, it’s ‘SAVITRI Phule’. One would expect you to get the names of these great women right, you know 🙁
Yashaswini and Prachi, I apologize for the error and we’ll have it fixed soon.
And if you could kindly print the names of the women under their respective pictures it will be great. I could recognize Smt.Sarojini Naidu.
Thank you and have a wonderful day.
The name of Begum Rokeya needs to be in the list.
quratul ain haider a feminist writer wrote a moving novel on partition. she went to pakistan but moved back to india. roqaiya sakhawat promoted Muslim women’s education in bengal and resisted purdah
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