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Female freedom fighters of India
A freedom fighter is an individual instigated in a realistic movement and believes against an oppressive government. Hereby is a list of the top 5 women freedom fighters in India.

Rani Lakshmi Bai

An Indian warrior and a queen was the Rani of Jhansi.  She was one of the rebellious leaders in the Indian rebellion of 1857 and a stumbling force to the East India Company of the British. To a Maratha family of Varanasi she was born and one of the greatest leaders of India. After her marriage to Raja Gangadhar Rao in 1842, she becomes the Rani of Jhansi.

In 1851, Rani Lakshmi Bhai delivered a son and he died for about 4 months. In 1853 before the death of the Raja, she went on to adopt a son. After the death of the son the head of the British government in India Lord Dalhousie refused to accept the adopted son as the heir. Her fight was against the British for Jhansi. 

Kasturba Gandhi

Kasturba Gandhi was the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. She was a political activist waging a war seeking Indian independence against British and equal rights. Once Gandhiji moved over to South Africa to practice law, she joined her husband.  Near Durban, she was active in Phoneix Settlement. In 1913 working against the upliftment of Indian citizens against harsh labor conditions she was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment. In later days when her husband was under arrest, she took up the role. When  Gandhiji returned to India in 1915 to support Indigo planters she accompanied him. There she taught reading, health, and writing.

Sarojini Naidu

Born in Hyderabad was conferred the tag of the Nightingale of India, Naidu was a poet, independent activist, and one of the greatest leaders of India. Incidentally, she was the first governor of an Indian state. In 1925 she becomes the second President of the Indian National Congress. In 1905 she became part of the nationalist movement of India during the time of partition struggle. Here she came in contact with some of the established leaders of those times. From 1915 to 1918 she travelled to various regions of India giving lectures on social upliftment, nationalism and women empowerment. In 1917 she also helped to establish the Indian women Association. During the Quit India movement in 1942, she was arrested.

Kamala Nehru

Wife of Jawaharlal Nehru she was a freedom fighter.  She was rated to be a serious, sensitive and one of the greatest women freedom fighters in India. With the Nehrus she was involved in the nationalist movement and was at the forefront. In 1921, for the non cooperation movement in India, she organized women groups in Allahabad selling foreign clothes and liquor. When her husband was subject to be arrested for a seditious speech she went in his place risking an arrest. It was just a matter of time where British people realized that she was at the forefront of women groups in India. Arrested on a couple of occasions for being part of Indians freedom struggles there was no turning her back.

Indira Gandhi

She was the first lady and the fourth Prime minister of India. In fact, she is the longest woman to hold office. Daughter of Nehru, she was rated highly for political ruthlessness and centralization of power. She did not take a step back on going for a war with Pakistan paving way for an Indian victory and leading to the creation of Bangladesh. As per a poll conducted by BBC in 1999, she has conferred the tag of being named as the "woman of the millennium".

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