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Chaudhurani, Sarala Devi (1872–1945), political activist and campaigner for women's rights in India, was born on 9 September 1872 at Jorasanko, Calcutta, the younger daughter and youngest of the three children of Janakinath Ghosal (1840–1913), son of a local zamindar of Krishnanagar, and a supporter of the ...

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Chauhan [née Singh], Subhadra Kumari (1904–1948), poet, short-story writer, and political activist in India, was born on 16 August 1904 in Nihalpur, near Allahabad, United Provinces, India, the third of four daughters and sixth of seven children of Ramnath Singh, building contractor, and his wife, ...

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Datta, Sukha Sagar [Sukhsagar] (1890–1967), medical practitioner and political activist, was born in Bengal, the youngest son in the family of three sons and two daughters of Dwijadas Datta (b. 1856), professor of agriculture, and his wife, Muktakeshi, daughter of a ...

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Ganguly [née Basu], Kadambini (c. 1862–1923), physician and political activist, was born in Bhagalpur, a town in eastern India (now in the state of Bihar) where her father, Brajakishore Basu, was headmaster of a school. He was an active member of the reformist ...

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Krishnavarma, Shyamji (1857–1930), Sanskrit scholar and Indian nationalist, was born on 30 October 1857 in the town of Mandvi in the Kutch district of western Gujarat, the son of a cotton press labourer, Karsan Nakhua, and his wife, Gomatibai, of the Bhanushali community. After his mother's death in 1868 he was brought up by his grandmother, and was educated to high school level in ...

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Narayan, Jayaprakash (1902–1979), political activist and social worker, was born on 11 October 1902 in the village of Shitab Diara, Bihar, in an upper caste (Kayastha) family of modest means, the fourth of six children of Harsu Dayal, a government official, and his wife, ...