Mahadevi Varma was much too aware of the loneliness of a woman who lived a creative life and was unrelenting in her commitment to her craft.
Fatima Sheikh was an educator as well as a social reformer. However, like many women who fought against injustice, she has been wiped out of Indian consciousness.
In 1896, Swarnakumari Devi opened the Sakhi Samiti. The organization provided education and shelter to women, especially orphans and widows.
Cornelia Sorabji, the first Indian woman to practice law, was an advocate for the rights of the purdahnashins – women who were forbidden from interacting with men outside of their families.
Pandita Ramabai Saraswati was a scholar, feminist and educator. She broke barriers and expectations as a Hindu woman in 19th-century India.
Rukhmabai refused to accept the marriage that was formalised against her consent. Her protest prompted the British government to bring in the Age Of Consent Act, 1891