Inspirational Woman – Renuka Ray

The Fourteenth Inspirational Woman that we have today is Renuka Ray, She joined All India Women’s Conference and worked hard to champion women’s rights and inheritance rights in parental property. In 1932 she became President of All India Women’s Conference. She was also its President for the years 1953-54. In 1943 she was nominated to Central Legislative Assembly as…

Inspirational Women – Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

The Thirteenth Inspirational Woman that we have today is Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. She was a freedom fighter and a member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the Constitution of India. Rajkumari Bibiji Amrit Kaur Ahluwalia, was an Indian activist and politician. Following her long-lasting association with the Indian independence movement, she was appointed the first Health Minister of India in…

Inspirational Women – Purnima Banerjee

The Twelveth Inspirational Woman that we have today is Purnima Banerjee, she was one of the members of the Constituent Assembly, which drafted the Constitution Of India. Purnima Banerjee (née Ganguly, 1911-1951[1]) was an Indianfreedom fighter and a part of the constituent assembly from 1946–1950. Secretary of the Indian National Congress committee in Allahabad,[citation needed] she took part in the Salt March and the Quit India…

Inspirational Women – Malati Choudhary

The eleventh Inspirational Woman that we have today with us is Malati Choudhary. Malati Devi Choudhury  was an Indian civil rights and freedom fighter. Malati’s family originally belonged to Kamarakhanda in Bikrampur, Dhaka, (now in Bangladesh), but her family members had settled in Simultala, Bihar. Her maternal grandfather was Behari Lal Gupta, ICS, who became the Dewan of Baroda. Her…

Inspirational Women – Leela Roy

Leela Roy , was a feminist Indian politician and reformer, and a close associate of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. She fought with university authorities and became the first woman to be admitted to the University of Dhaka and earned her M.A. degree. Co-education was not permitted in Dhaka University. The then Vice Chancellor Philip Hartog gave a special permission for her admission. he…

Inspirational Women – Kamla Chaudhary

The ninth Inspirational Woman that we have today is Kamla Chaudhary, who was a short story writer and one of the 15 lady members of the Consitutent Commitee that drafted the Constitution of India. During the 1930 Civil disobedience movement, Chaudhry joined the Indian National Congress. Since then she was actively involved in the Indian Independence Movement and was imprisoned…

Inspirational Women – Hansa Jivraj Mehta

The Eight Inspirational Woman that we have today is Hansa Jivraj Mehta was a reformist, social activist, educator, independence activist, feminist and writer from India. She graduated with Philosophy in 1918. She studied journalism and sociology in England. In 1918, she met Sarojini Naidu and later Mahatma Gandhi in 1922. She was married to Jivraj Narayan Mehta, an eminent physician and administrator. Hansa Mehta…

Inspirational Woman – Durgabai Deshmukh

The Seventh Inspirational Woman, that we have is Durgabai Deshmukh, who was also a member of the Constitution Committee, that drafted the Constitution of India and of Planning Commission of India. Durgabai Deshmukh, Lady Deshmukh  was an Indian freedom fighter, lawyer, social worker and politician. She was an activist for women’s emancipation and was the founder of…

Inspirational Women – Begum Aizaz Rasul

The sixth Inspirational Woman that we have today is Begum Aizaz Rasul, who was the only Muslim woman to be a part of the Constitution Assembly of India, which drafted the Constitution of India. She is also the author of the Book From Purdah to Parliament – A Muslim Woman in Indian Politics. Begum Rasool…

Inspirational Woman – Dakshayani Velayudhan

The fifth Inspiration story that we would be talking about today is about Dakshyani Velayudhan, an Indian Parliamentarian and one of the members of the Framing Committe of the Indian Constitution. Dakshyani Velayudhan, was the first Scheduled Caste woman graduate in India, a science graduate, a member of the Cochin Legislative Council and of being one of…

Inspirational Women – Ammu Swaminathan

Ammukutty Swaminathan (22 April 1894 – 4 July 1978) was an Indian social worker and political activist during the Indian independence movement and a member of the Constituent Assembly of India. She was the youngest of their thirteen children. Ammu never went to school and received only a rudimentary education at home, which consisted of minimal reading and writing in…

Inspirational Women – Rani Abbakka Chowta

The Third Story that we are going to read in this series is about a strong 30 year old woman, who bravely fought against the Portugese with limited Man Power and ammunition, Rani Abbaka Chowta. Story of a Woman from the 15th Centurary. The Portuguese Colonial power was at its peak in the 1500’s. They…