Sarala Devi Chaudhurani


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Sarala Devi Chaudhurani born Jorasanko, Kolkata, India September 9, 1872 (d. 1945). Indian nationalist leader, "Bengal's Joan of Arc"; favorite of Gandhi; feminist; singer and composer; polyglot writer; teacher and social reformer (dowry); Theosophist.


"How can we attain rights? By the strength of our agitation." (Tamil Nadu Women's Conference, in Geraldine Forbes, Women in Modern India, Vol. 4, p. 154, 1996; photo Wikipedia)