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Darsi Subhadramma

West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh

January 25, 2023 to January 25, 2024

Darsi Subhadramma from the West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, who was instrumental in founding women's organizations across the state and inspiring nationalism in women.

At eighteen, Subhadramma co-founded the Women's Indian Association with Dr Annie Besant and Jina Raja Das. She was twenty-five years old when she became one of the organizers of the All-India Women's Conference. She battled for women's rights. She was a vocal supporter of the Sarada Act and property rights. Between 1932-34, she helped build a women's rescue home. She was a member of the All India Mahila Mahasabha in Madras from 1934 to 1935, where she worked on the Hindu Code Bill.

She also wrote several articles in the Andhra Mahila, a journal published by the Andhra Mahila Sabha, on women and their difficulties, and also about a few women reformers. In 1933, Subhadramma founded a Harijan Girls Hostel. Darsi Subhadramma advocated for women's rights, and as a devoted Gandhian, worked towards independence for the nation.



Source: Indian Culture Portal