Do you know these women warriors who fought against the British?Have you heard the name of Uda Devi? Most probably, no. She is a courageous lady of Dalit origin. She took an active part during the 1857 rebellion. In the battle of Sikander Bagh, this great warrior climbed up a peepul tree and shot down almost six dozens of British soldiers with his old cavalry rifle until her death. We may say that she was the earliest known female sniper of India.
Similarly, Mahabiri Devi formed a female resistance group and killed many British soldiers during this great rebellion. Jhansi Rani Lakshmibai formed Durga Vahini which fought against the British.
Similarly, Asha Devi, Habiba, Shobha Devi, Raj Kaur, Umda, Indra Kaur, Jamila and many other female warriors fought and sacrificed their lives during this great rebellion of 1857.
We must not forget the great martial tradition of Indian ladies. We must encourage Indian young women to join armed forces.