India Super Women of all time history
India has a rich and diverse culture and has always given importance to women throughout history.
Women have played an important role to place India where it is today. Here in this article let us look at some of the greatest Indian women who have helped in changing the face of India.
Cornelia Sorabji: The first female lawyer
Cornelia Sorabji was born in the year 1866 and she died in 1954.
Cornelia Sorabji was the first female advocate in India and she was the first woman to study law at Oxford University.
As per the reports, Cornelia had helped nearly 600 women clients in legal matters within the course of her career.
Indira Gandhi: Iron Lady of India
Indira Gandhi was born in the year 1917 and sadly she got killed by her Sikh bodyguards in the year 1984.
Indira Gandhi was famously known as ‘The Iron Lady of India’. Indira Gandhi was the one and only female Prime Minister of India. She was also the recipient of the Bharat Ratna award by the government.
Indira Gandhi served India as a Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977. She was famous for her strong will, discipline, and ruthless leadership when it came to India matters.
Kalpana Chawla: Astronaut
Kalpana Chawla was born in 1962 and she died in the Columbia disaster in 2003. Kalpana Chawla was only 42 years of age at the time of her death.
Kalpana Chawla is the first Indian woman to go into space. It was one of India’s biggest achievements when Kalpana Chawla went into the space shuttle for the first time in Columbia in the year 1997.
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Kittur Chennamma: Queen of Kittur
Kittur Chennamma was born in the year 1778 and she passed away in the year 1829.
Kittur Chennamma was a female Warrior And The Patriot who fought against British India.
She led an armed rebellion against the British East India company in the year 1824.
Kittur Chennamma was one of the women who restricted the annexation of princely states in India. She fought for quite some time but she could not sustain it and eventually, she was captured and imprisoned until death in the year 1824.
Lata Mangeshkar: Voice of millennia
Lata Mangeshkar was born in the year 1929. Lata Mangeshkar is the most awarded Indian singer and the recipient of the Bharat Ratna award and the Legion of Honor recipient in India.
Lata Mangeshkar has spanned over six and a half decades since she began her career in the year 1942. She is famously known worldwide for her versatility in singing and has sung thousands of songs.
Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai: Rani of Jhansi
Rani Lakshmibai was born in the year 1828 and sadly she passed away in the year 1858 in a war against British India.
Lakshmibai was one of the prominent personalities in India’s first war of independence that was the lead in the year 1857.
Rani Lakshmibai is popular in Indian history because she created an army consisting of not only men but also women. Rani Lakshmi Bai is famous for her courage and bravery throughout history.
Mother Teresa: The founder of Missionaries of Charity
Mother Teresa was born in the year 1910 in Yugoslavia and she passed away in the year 1997.
Mother Teresa was popularly known for her extensive work for the poor in India. Mother Teresa was the recipient of Bharat Ratna in India and the first woman to win the Nobel peace prize in the year 1979.
Mother Teresa has dedicated her life to eradicating poverty and improving the lives of people in India, especially in Calcutta.
Mother Teresa has treated thousands of sick and dying people in Calcutta through her missionary of charity organizations. She is also famously known for her extensive work in treating people suffering from leprosy disease.
Rani Padmavati: Queen of Chittor
Rani Padmavati was the queen of Chittor between the 13th and 14th centuries.
Rani Padmavati had defended Rajput pride by self-immolation and saved herself from Alauddin Khilji.
Rani Padmavati was popularly known for her beauty and the courage with which she fought against Alauddin Khilji.
Rani Padmavati was born in Sri Lanka but she is a Hindustani because Sri Lanka was also part of India during the 13th century.
Rudramadevi: The ruler of the Kakatiya dynasty in the 12th century
Rudramadevi is popularly known as Maharaja although she was a queen.
Rudramadevi was one of the most powerful female rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty and saved her Kingdom from many foreign invasions.
Rudramadevi had ruled India and promoted herself as a male ruler although she was a female.
Sarojini Naidu: Freedom fighter and Poet
Sarojini Naidu was born in the year 1879 and she passed away in the year 1949. Sarojini Naidu was also named the Nightingale of India.
Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to be appointed as the Indian State Governor and she was the second woman to be the President of the Indian National Congress.
Sarojini Naidu was a close friend of Mahatma Gandhi and both had founded the women’s India Association in the year 1917.
Apart from leadership, Sarojini Naidu is also a poet. Some of her books are the broken wing and the gift of India.