Indian Queens: These are the 5 heroines of India who made significant sacrifices for the country’s freedom

Freedom Fighters of India: India is a democratic country. Today men and women can live freely without any discrimination. Millions of people sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country, among these brave soldiers there were many women who not only helped the revolutionaries in various ways but also led the organizations and gatherings. Today let’s know about some such heroines…

1. Jhalkari Bai: Jhalkaribai was born on November 22, 1830 in a poor Koli family in Bhojala village of Jhansi. After his mother’s death, his father raised him with great love and taught him horse riding and archery. He was married to a soldier in Rani Lakshmibai’s army. Here she came in contact with the queen. Impressed by her abilities, the queen inducted her into her wing of women soldiers, the Durga Dal. She was also like Lakshmibai. While fighting in the guise of a queen, she fell into the hands of the British and the queen got a chance to escape from the fort.

2. Durgavati Bohra (Durga Bhabhi): He was born on 7 October 1902 in Shahjadpur village of Kaushambi district. At the age of ten, she was married to Bhagwati Charan Bohra of Lahore. On December 18, 1928, Bhagat Singh traveled by Calcutta-mail disguised as Durga Bhabhi. Bhagwati Charan’s father Shiv Charan held a high position in the railways. The British government gave him the title of Raisaheb. After their father’s death in 1920, both husband and wife openly supported the revolutionaries. On 28 May 1930, Bohra was martyred while testing a bomb along with his comrades on the banks of River Ravi. Now Durgavati who was known as Durga Bhabhi among her friends became more active.

3. Kankalta Barua: He was born on 22 December 1924 in Gohpur village of Sonipur district in Assam. After the death of his parents at an early age, he was raised by his grandmother. In 1931, 7-year-old Kankalata, along with her maternal uncle, joined the revolutionaries for the first time at a ryot convention held in the village of Gameri. In a secret meeting on 20 September 1942 it was decided to hoist the tricolor at the Tezpur Darbar. On that day, twenty-two-year-old Kankalata was leading the procession with the tricolor in hand. Despite the warning of the British Army, she did not stop and was martyred after being shot in the chest.

4. Bina Das: Bina Das was born on August 24, 1911 in the village of Krishnanagar in the province of Bengal. She was the daughter of well-known Brahmo Samaj teacher Beni Madhav Das and social activist Sarla Devi. She was a student of St. John Dosanj Girls High School. In 1928, he opposed the Simon Commission. In 1932, he was tasked with killing Bengal Governor Stanley Jackson during his convocation. He would also receive a degree in this ceremony. As Stanley began his speech, she rose from her seat and approached the governor and opened fire. They miss their target, Stanley survives, but is arrested. Binadas was sentenced to ten years in prison.

5. Matangini Hazara: Matangini Hazara was a prominent Indian revolutionary. She is also known as ‘Gandhi Budhi’ in history. He was born on 19 October 1870 in the village of Hogla in the then Midnapore district of East Bengal. Due to poverty, she was married at the age of twelve to a 62-year-old widower. After six years of marriage, she became a childless widow. After this she devoted herself to the country with body, mind and wealth.

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