International Women's Day 2024: 5 Most Influential Women in History

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International Women's Day is celebrated across the nation on March 8. Following this, many events are organized, and movies are released based on this occasion.

India's history is cherished by phenomenal women who have left a significant legacy through outstanding achievements and uncompromising leadership.

Here, on this International Women's Day 2024, let's talk about some of the most influential women in Indian History.

Muthulakshmi Reddy

Muthulakshmi Reddy was one of the first female doctors in India. She might be a doctor by her profession. But she is a writer, women's rights activist, and social reformer. She was born on July 30, 1886. She was also the very first woman to get enrolled in a men's school. She also holds the name of the first woman house surgeon and the first woman legislator of British India.

VM Kothainayaki Ammal

VM Kothainayaki Ammal was the first woman editor of the Tamil magazine Jaganmohini.  As a novel writer, she has written 115 books. She was also a patriotic fighter and went to jail for wearing Khadi in support of Gandhiji. VM Kothainayaki Ammal has written news and novels about women's empowerment, patriotism, widow remarriage, and more. She was born on 01.12.1901.

Moovaloor Ramamirtham

If you know about the Devadasi system, then you must be familiar with Moovaloor Ramamirtham. However, Moovaloor Ramamirtham was a strong woman who fought against the Devadasi system during ancient Madras. She was motivated by Periyar's Self-Respect Moment and became a social reformist and political activist. Her constant efforts to abort the Devadasi system succeeded after the passing of the Prevention of Devadasi Act.

Rani Lakshmi Bhai

Rani Lakshmi Bhai, the queen of Jhansi, was one of the significant names in the Indian rebellion against British rule. She was born on 13.02.1857. She became the queen of Jhansi after marrying the king. She became a widow at a very young age and refused to surrender her kingdom to the British. The people of Jhansi called her Jhansi Rani. Though she died in the battle of Gwalior, she is still known for her resilience and patriotism.

Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu was a politician, poet, and freedom fighter. She was also a prominent figure in Indian independence history. She was born in 1879 and studied in both India and England. When she joined the Indian National Congress in 1905, she was also the closest associate of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Her literacy journey and political activism influenced many young women to take part in the Indian Independence movement.

Though there were successful women in history, and it is the 21st century, women are still taken for granted and face physical and mental abuse.