Begum Hazrat Mahal
Also known as Begum of Awadh, she rebelled against the British in the revolt of 1857. After the exile of her husband, she took control of the kingdom and fought to keep her son from being attacked.
Motherhood not only sharpened her will, but also exemplified how selfless a mother can be.
Kittur Rani Chennamma
Kittur Chennamma was the first Indian female ruler to lead an armed rebellion against the British East India Company in 1824. She fought the British when they refused to accept her adopted son as her heir and attempted to annex her kingdom.
Motherhood made her fiercer, because to her, her child mattered the most.
Born as Manikarnika, she was married to the Maharaja of Jhansi, with whom she had a son. She wore her infant to her body while she fought the British at Gwalior.
Motherhood did not stop her from doing what she had to do.
Known as the Nightingale of India, she was an activist and a poet. She not only took forward her political career after an early marriage but also brought up her children to be as fierce. Her daughter Padmaja became the Governor of West Bengal and was part of the Quit India Movement.
Mothers like her deserve heartfelt salutes.
More power to you – Fighters. Survivors. Mothers.