Women the most beautiful creation of God. But in India, women’s have not given place they deserves. And it has never been easy to be a woman in India, so here’s to the Incredible women From Indian History who made their presence known, despite the hurdles they were born with and make the country feel proud.
Let’s start with the List of Incredible Women From Indian History
1. Savitribai Phule – became India’s first woman teacher and started India’s first school for girls.
Savitribai Phule was married off at the tender age of nine and sent to Pune. After settled in her new house, she learned to read and write from new husband Jyotirao Phule. And she changed the face of education in India forever. After training hard at multiple institutes, she became the first Indian woman to become a teacher, and opened up the first school for girls in India in 1848.
2. Captain Prem Mathur – the first woman pilot in India.
Even after acquiring her commercial pilot license, Prem Mathur was turned down by eight private airlines even after acquiring commercial pilot license. The main reason for that was airlines don’t want woman as pilot.
Captain Mathur eventually interviewed at Deccan Airlines, and was asked how she would handle night halts when she would likely have to sleep in close quarters with men. She answered, “You will not regret hiring me.”
She became the first woman pilot in India.
3. Justice Anna Chandy – the first female judge in India, and the first woman in India to become a High Court judge.
Anna Chandy was the first woman in her state of Kerala to get a law degree, and is often cited as a “first generation feminist”. She strongly advocated for women’s rights during her time as a barrister. After a prolific career as an advocate, she went on to become a “munsif”, making her the first female judge.
Her tenure as a judge was nothing short of exemplary, eventually elevating to the position of district judge. She eventually became the first female judge in an Indian high court — a position she retained for nine years.
4. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit – the first woman (and first Indian) president of the United Nations General Assembly.
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit was the first Indian woman to hold a cabinet post. She held the post of president of the Indian National Congress twice, and was also India’s ambassador to Russia during the late ’40s. Later she became the governor of Maharashtra, and is best known for being the first woman president of the UN General Assembly.
5. Rani Lakshmibai – led rebellion against the British.
Her name might just ring a bell. She was the famously rebellious queen of the North Indian state Jhansi. She led her own rebellion against the British in the mid 1800s and was revered as a national hero after her death in battle. Even before going to war for the freedom of her subjects, Rani Lakshmibai was a master of archery, horsemanship, and self-defence. The badassery was strong with this one from birth.
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