11 Incredible Women From Indian History Who Should Be Your Role Models
It isn't easy to be a woman in India in 2015, and you'd better believe it never has been. Here's to the women who made a huge impact here, despite the gender-based hurdles they were born with.
Kittur Chennamma -- led an armed rebellion against the East India Company.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit -- the first woman (and first Indian) president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Savitribai Phule -- started India's first school for girls.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay -- social activist and Indian freedom fighter.
Captain Prem Mathur -- the first woman pilot in India.
Sarojini Naidu -- the "Nightingale of India."
Sucheta Kriplani, the first woman Chief Minister in India.
Asima Chatterjee -- the first Indian woman to receive the Doctorate of Science from an Indian university.
Justice Anna Chandy -- the first female judge in India, and the first woman in India to become a High Court judge.
Captain Lakshmi Sahgal -- Indian independence revolutionary.
Rani Lakshmibai -- led rebellion against the British.
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