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International Journal of History

2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

An introductory study of the women’s participation in India’s Freedom struggle: With special reference to Bengal


Author(s): Subhamay Dutta

Abstract: Indian women played a vital role in India's struggle for independence. They participated in all the fields of National Movements. The Women in Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Andra Pradesh got involved in violent or non-violence movements. Practically middle class educated women, had joined the national movement. Indian women were inspired by Subhas Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, and many other renowned political leaders.
The Bengali Women had joined the swadeshi (1905), the Non-cooperation movement (1920), the Civil disobedience movement (and the Quit India movement. They were influenced by the feminist ideology as well as deeply involved in Indian National Movement. Finally, the Quit India movement was an enlightened landmark for the women’s movement in India. On the other hand, Muslim womanhood earnestly stepped forward toward participating in the national movement. Besides, Muslim educationist Begum Rokeya flourished in the national movement with her unique thoughts and intellectual ideas. Especially, the spiritual idea of Swami Vivekananda, Sister Nivedita, and Aurabinda’s thoughts created a new dimension for the Bengal revolutionary movement.


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Subhamay Dutta. An introductory study of the women’s participation in India’s Freedom struggle: With special reference to Bengal. Int J Hist 2022;4(1):27-29.
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