Madam Cama – Firebrand and Inspiration

“India’s Independence month has another little-known first. It was in August 1907 that Madam Cama defiantly unfurled the first Indian flag to the world and inspired a generation of Parsi firebrand women patriots”

It became an irony the British took time to digest. A community, which was small, yet known for its loyalty to the Crown, still stirred up ferment enough for an independent India. Interestingly, not only did Parsis front the freedom struggle, but also some of the most radical anti-Raj voices were women. They were led, in those tumultuous times, by Bhikaiji Cama, Perin and Goshasp Captain (Dadabhai Naoroji’s granddaughters) and Mithuben Petit…

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