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Princess Durru Shehwar
An advocate for women, the needy and the poor.
Princess Durru Shehwar was the daughter of His Imperial Majesty Sultan Abdul Mejid Efendi of the Ottoman Empire, who was the last heir-apparent to the Ottoman Empire and the last Caliph of the Muslim world.
Princess Niloufer
The Kohinoor of Hyderabad
She was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman Empire. A remarkably beautiful woman, she was fondly referred to as the “Kohinoor of Hyderabad” after her marriage to Muazzam Jah, the second son of the seventh and last Nizam of Hyderabad.
 


 
Rani Abbakka Devi
One of the earliest freedom fighters
She belonged to the Chowta dynasty that ruled over parts of coastal Karnataka, India. One of the earliest freedom fighters, she is remembered for having successfully resisted the Portuguese.
Rani Veli Nachiyar
Who humiliated the British Empire
She was born in 1730 AD to King Chellamuthu Sethupathy and Rani Sakandhimuthal of Ramanathapuram. Referred to by many as ‘India’s Joan of Arc’, she is believed to be the woman from a royal family who challenged the mighty British Empire.
 
 
Rani Rudrama Devi
The princess warrior who was named as a son
Rudrama Devi was born to Ganapatideva, the emperor of the Kakatiya dynasty, who ruled a small region in present day Telangana. The king did not have any sons, and so through a Putrika ceremony, she was designated as a son and took up the name, Rudradeva. She went on to become one of the greatest rulers the region had ever seen, and to date, she remains the only woman to have ruled that region.
Noor Inayat Khan
Who worked as a British spy during World War II
Born on New Year’s Day in 1914 to an Indian father and American mother in Moscow, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely phenomenal woman. Even though she was a direct descendant of Tipu Sultan, she never lived in India. While living in France she was a writer and then, during the World War II, she began spying for the British by working as a radio operator in occupied Paris.
 
 
Maharani Tarabai
The one who broke the last leg of the Mughal empire
In the early half of 1700s the mighty Mughal empire would be ashamed to defeat, thanks to the brilliance of a young widow named Tarabai Raje Bhonsle, the daughter-in-law of the beloved Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Despite belonging to such a prominent family, no one probably ever thought that she would be the one to protect the Maratha kingdom from the hand of the invaders.

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