Ghandian Phase: Mahila-Samitis and the Role of Women in the Indian National Movement


  • Rashid Manzoor Bhat Research Scholar, Department of History, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India.


Indian, Women, Freedom movement, Role, Society.


If the contribution of women to the Indian National Movement is not acknowledged, the struggle will lose its significance. The sacrifices made by the women of the Indian national movement take precedence. The story of sacrifice, selflessness, and bravery of women abounds in the era of freedom struggle. Many of us had no idea that hundreds of women fought alongside their male comrades in the Second World War. With unflinching bravery and passion, they battled until the end. Indian women broke free from a variety of social constraints and distanced themselves from the traditional roles and responsibilities associated with the home. Consequently, the role that women played in the American Revolution and in the awaking of the country was amazing and inspirational. Nevertheless, in communities where males are the majority, women sometimes find it difficult to engage in combat as warriors. Despite the fact that there were efforts made by women to change the perceptions of more traditional people who held the view that women were only meant to do housework, these people continued to hold this view. In addition, women not only sacrifice their lives but also engage in the struggle against these problems. The purpose of this study is to investigate women's mobilisation during the Ghandian Phase, as well as the significance of Mahila-Samities and their role in the Indian National Movement.



How to Cite

Rashid Manzoor Bhat. (2022). Ghandian Phase: Mahila-Samitis and the Role of Women in the Indian National Movement. Journal of Women Empowerment and Studies (JWES) ISSN:2799-1253, 2(01), 26–29.