Bhikaji Cama


Bhikhaji Cama (née Patel) born Mumbai, India September 24, 1866 (d. 1936). Indian independence leader; unfurled first tricolor flag at Socialist conference Stuttgart 1907; anti-imperialist; banned from India, arrested in France for antiwar activity 1914; interned 1916; nonviolent, but accepted resistance to violence; did relief work against the plague, which she caught 1896.


Work for Indian's freedom and independence. When India is independent women will not only [have] the right to vote, but all other rights.” (Geraldine Forbes, Women in Modern India, p. 100; photo Wikipedia)