The celebrated glory of Indian independence
remains incomplete without women. Contributions that
we read till date mention specific women personalities but
undoubtedly the freedom struggle was much more than
that, it included women from all spheres and milieu. The
following paper attempts to bring forth the glory of lost
women who contributed significantly in the freedom
struggle and delve into the whys and wherefores of this
distortion. Annie Beasant, Sarojni Naidu, Basanti Debi,
and possibly couple of dozen activists initially in the era
stood out as notable women. Most of the aforementioned
activists were either spouses, mothers, or sisters of
congress leaders (Pal). All those who belonged to an elite
and if not elite, however from an educated background.
The unsung glory of women’s participation from all
spheres incorporates more than what we have read and
their sacrifices and struggles remain undocumented
within the preeminent record of independent India. These
spheres are not devoid of women as commercial sex works
or trans women who barely found two or more records in
the pages of history to reveal their stories of unsung glory.
Keywords : Middle class women, Indian freedom struggle, Transgender, Trans women, LGBTQIA+, Feminism.