Women are making their mark in every field nowadays. Because of this, now women are getting equal rights with men. But there was a time when women did not even have the freedom to do their work, including their rights. In the struggle for independence, many women had raised the morale of the revolutionaries by making the pen a weapon. Remembering some such independent seekers on International Women’s Day, we will know about them. Women have also participated equally with men for the independence of the country. In Hindi literature, many women writers have sacrificed themselves in the sacrifice of freedom struggle. Along with their creation, they registered their robust, solid, and robust protest against British rule.
International Women’s Day Special
Shivarani Devi was born in 1889 in Fatehpur. Her father’s name was Munshi Devi Prasad, and her husband’s name was Premchand. Shivarani Devi was the captain of the Mahila Ashram of the Congress. She was arrested several times during the Swadeshi movement in 1929 for protesting against the law and for rebellious speech in public meetings. The stories written in the background of his freedom movement are Mata, Jail Mein, Balidan, etc.
Janaki Devi Bajaj
International Women’s Day Special: Janaki Devi Bajaj was born on 7 January 1893. Gandhiji called Janaki Devi his fifth son. She collaborated with Gandhiji in the movement. Along with poems, she has written memoirs called Samarpan and Sadhana. It contains memoirs about Vinoba Bhave, Kasturba Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, etc. Such memoirs contain information about the many times of great revolutionaries being imprisoned and other movements.
Kamala Bai Kibe
Kamala Bai Kibe was born in the year 1886 in Maharashtra. For her association with Hindi, she was mainly active as a Hindi Sahitya Samiti Indore, Marathi Sahitya Parishad, etc. She was particularly associated with the non-cooperation movement. With the inspiration of Gandhiji, she started the Harijan Salvation Program. The story of Kibe was published in the magazine Krishnabai Chand in 1935. For the propagation of Hindi, she did have much practice in translation work of many literary works of Hindi into Marathi. Her book, named Balkatha, is a unique treasure of children’s literature.
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan was born in 1904 in Allahabad. Distressed by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, she wrote a poem, ‘Jallianwala Bagh Ke Vasant.’ This poem of her calls for freedom. Subhadra Kumari was the first woman Satyagrahi of Jabalpur Jhanda Satyagraha in 1922. Her nationalistic stories compiled in Bikhare Moti, Unmadini Kahani Sangrah.
Sushila Devi was born on 5 March 1905. She had good relations with revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sarojini Naidu, Batukeshwar Dutt, etc. She wrote a Punjabi poem in 1921 in protest against the arrest of Gandhiji. For the Kakori case, she donated 10 tola of gold kept for her marriage and advocated the case.
Kamala Chaudhary’s contribution to the freedom struggle and political life is on everyone’s notice. She was born in 1908. Her father’s name was Ram Mohan Dayal. She joined the Indian National Congress during the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1904. She was also a Member of Parliament after independence. For this, she also went to jail several times.