Meenakshi Lekhi, Union Minister for Culture launched a new comic book titled “India’s Women Unsung Heroes” an honour to all the lesser-known Indian women who fought for India’s independence and contributed to India’s freedom struggle.
The book was released at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts At New Delhi on January 27, 2022. The book was prepared by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India in partnership with Amar Chitra Katha.
A Book On India’s Women Unsung Heroes
“The book is a fitting tribute to the forgotten heroes of our freedom struggle as it celebrates the lives of women who led the charge and lit the flame of rebellion throughout the country. It contains stories of queens who battled imperialism and dedicated their lives for Maa Bharati.” said Lekhi regarding the book.
The book will be a pictorial representation of the stories of queens who battled colonial powers in the struggle against imperial rule and also Indian women who have sacrificed their lives for India’s sake.
The book highlights the courage and physical strength of women and accentuates that Indian culture celebrates women and provides with no scope of gender discrimination.
As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the stories of the unsung heroes will be brought to light Lekhi revealed. She even said that the book will have unsung women heroes who were vocal in expressing dissent against the colonial powers. Like, Rani Abbakka, who rebelled against the Portuguese attacks for several years.
“The movement to gain India’s independence brought together millions of people from every walk of life in protest of colonial rule. However, we all know only a few legendary, iconic leaders of the freedom struggle. In view of this, as a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating 75 years of India’s Independence, the Government of India has decided to recall and remember forgotten heroes of our freedom struggle, many of whom might be renowned yet unknown to the new generation” read the release.
This will be the first edition, the second edition would be regarding the 25 unsung Tribal Freedom Fighters while the third edition will be of 30 unsung heroes drawn from other areas.
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