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Freedom Struggle in Karnataka: Role of Women Freedom Fighters


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The role of women in the freedom movement is unique in Karnataka. Both in Pre-Gandhian period and during the Gandhian period, women participated very actively and sacrificed their lives for the cause of their motherland. The Gandhian era of freedom struggle in Karnataka began roughly from 1920. Gandhiji's visit to Belgaum in 1924 left everlasting impression upon the freedom fighters. They also participated in individual Satyagraha, salt Satyagraha and No Tax Campaign. women freedom fighters along with men fought for socio-economic values and to popularize democratic ideas. Queen Channamma of Kittur started an era of revolt against the British in India.

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Women Freedom Fighters, Satyagraha, Socio-economic Background, Princely States of Karnataka, British Rule in Karnataka
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  • Shridhar Telkar, “Kittur Channamma Rani”, Kakati, Belgaum, Sadanand S. Desai, 1992, P-4.
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Mallikarjun I. Minch
Department of Political Science , G P Porwal Arts Com. and V. V. Salimath Science College, Sindagi -586128 Dist-Bijapur Karnataka, India

Abstract


The role of women in the freedom movement is unique in Karnataka. Both in Pre-Gandhian period and during the Gandhian period, women participated very actively and sacrificed their lives for the cause of their motherland. The Gandhian era of freedom struggle in Karnataka began roughly from 1920. Gandhiji's visit to Belgaum in 1924 left everlasting impression upon the freedom fighters. They also participated in individual Satyagraha, salt Satyagraha and No Tax Campaign. women freedom fighters along with men fought for socio-economic values and to popularize democratic ideas. Queen Channamma of Kittur started an era of revolt against the British in India.

Keywords


Women Freedom Fighters, Satyagraha, Socio-economic Background, Princely States of Karnataka, British Rule in Karnataka

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