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Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (1903-1988)

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (1903-1988)

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was a social reform activist.

Chattopadhyay was active in the Indian Independence Movement and the All-India Women’s Conference. She travelled across Europe and initiated several social reform and community welfare programmes as well as setting up educational institutions for women, run by women. In the 1930s she became the first Indian woman to be arrested after entering the Bombay Stock Exchange to sell packets of contraband salt.

 

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