Wonder women: South Asia’s female freedom fighters

Their fight began as early as the late 19th century, when some took to the battlefields and one queen even led an armed rebellion against the British. They also fought a domestic battle against oppressive traditions, such as sati (the burning of a wife on her husband s funeral pyre) and child marriage. Sadly, the latter still exists today. These women did not have it easy they were some of the worst victims of the traumatic events that took place in south Asia in the mid-20th century. It s reported that 75,000 women were abducted and raped during partition, the division [ ]


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