When India was burdened under the yoke of the British, many of her citizens took the initiative to lead and work to unite the nation in its quest for freedom. Across the country, each small act of opposition against the British government slowly eroded their strength and forced them to finally leave. While some took up arms, others were the true flag bearers of the non-violent movement. In their own ways, they all fought for the same cause.
Amar Chitra Katha brings you Valiant Women — Defenders of the Nation, the stories of seven women who dedicated their lives to the struggle for India’s independence. While some lost their lives fighting for it, some were lucky to see their dream come true. Even then, they strived to serve the young country in its early days and leave it a better place for coming generations. Their dedication and sacrifices are the foundation on which independent India was built.