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  • Margaret Cousins

    Margaret Cousins was an activist and freedom fighter. Born at Boyle in County Roscommon, Margaret was educated there and in Derry. She studied music at the Royal Irish Academy and worked briefly as a teacher. In 1903 she married the poet and philosopher James H. Cousins who shared her interest in theosophy. That year James became a Theosophist. She […]

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  • Nellie Sengupta (Gray)

    Nellie Sengupta was among the English women who came to India to dedicate her life for its people. Though an outsider she proved herself as a true Indian patriot. She was born on 12 January 1886 as the daughter of Frederick William Gray and Edith Henrietta Gray. While studying in England, she met Jatindra Mohan Sengupta an Indian patriot. […]

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  • Mirabehn (Madeleine Slade)

    Merabehn popularly known as Mahatama Gandhi‟s English daughter also made significant contribution to the cause of freedom. Merabehn (Madeleine Slade) did not actively participate in the political struggle, but supported the cause of the freedom of India. She was the daughter of Sir Edmund Slade and was born in 1892. She read a book written by Romain Rolland, […]

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  • Annie Besant

    Annie Besant also became involved in Indian Nationalism and in 1916 established the Indian Home Rule League of which she became President. She started a newspaper, “New India”, criticized British rule and was jailed for sedition. She came to be associated with rationalistic Congress group of workers who did not appreciate Gandhi‟s views. She got involved in political and […]

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  • The Mother

    Mirra Alfassa, later Morisset and Richard (February 21, 1878 – November 17, 1973), also known as The Mother, was the spiritual partner of Sri Aurobindo. She was born in Paris to Turkish and Egyptian parents and came to his retreat on March 29, 1914 in Pondicherry to collaborate on editing the Arya. Having to leave Pondicherry during the War, […]

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  • Sister Nivedita

    Margaret Elizabeth Noble (1867-1911), better known as Sister Nivedita, was an Anglo-Irish social worker, author, teacher and disciple of Swami Vivekananda. She met Vivekananda in 1895 in London and travelled to India (Kolkata) in 1898. Swami Vivekananda gave her the name Nivedita (which means one who is dedicated to God) on March 25, 1898. In November 1898 she started […]

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  • Indira Gandhi

    The most remarkable of women in modern India‟s was Indira Gandhi who from her early years was active in the national liberation struggle. During the 1930 movement, she formed the „Vanar Sena‟. A children‟s brigade to help freedom fighters. She became a member of the Indian National Congress in 1938. Soon after her return to India in March 1941, […]

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  • Padmaja Naidu

    Sarojini‟s daughter Miss Padmaja Naidu devoted herself to the cause of Nation like her mother. At the age of 21, she entered the national scene and became the joint founder of the Indian National Congress of Hyderabad. She spread the message of Khadi and inspired people to boycott foreign goods. She was jailed for taking part in the “Quit […]

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  • Sarla Devi Chaudharani

    Sarla Devi Chaudharani was one of the prominent personages of freedom period. She formed the link between Punjab and Bengal revolutionaries. She was the nieceof the great poet, Rabindranath Tagore, and was born in the year 1872, Swarn Kumari, was an ardent worker for the swadeshi cause. The spirit of patriotism was imbibed in Sarla Devi by her mother. […]

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  • Swarn Kumari Devi

    Swarn Kumari Devi was a famous social reformer of Bengal. She came from the famous Tagore family and was the sister of Rabindranath Tagore, the renowened poet. She was married at the age of 11 years in 1867. With the help of her husband she was able to discard purdah and took over the famous Bengali Journal Bamabhadini Patrika […]