National Seminar

Pt G.B. Pant Institute of Studies in Rural Development organised a seminar titled “Status of Status of Untouched Women Freedom Fighters in Historical perspective during Modern Period of Indian History (1857-1947)”. The seminar was organised on 22nd – 23rd December 2018 in Hotel d’Corbiz, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow with the support of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi.

The aim of the seminar was to bring together scholars from different disciplines to discuss the contribution, lives and sacrifice of unsung freedom fighter during 19th century. Sessions were organised around thematic points to facilitate the discussion. In view of the objectives and issues of the Seminar, a two-day programme schedule was prepared. The programme was divided into three technical sessions’ viz., Presentation of Research Papers and Articles and discussion. Besides these technical sessions, inaugurations, plenary and valedictory sessions were also held. During the seminar, participants presented their research paper on the themes. The seminar was attended by 50 delegates from different disciplines and states.

The purpose of holding the Seminar was to identify such Women Freedom Fighters and document their background and efforts taken up by them for the freedom of India. There is paucity of literature on the background and life history of female freedom fighters of India especially Uttar Pradesh in the historical context therefore; the proposed national level seminar is expected to give a historical account of untouched women freedom fighter during the Modern period of Indian History.

The Objectives of the seminar were:

  1. To discuss the history of freedom movement of India during 1857 – 1947.
  2. To identify and explore life history of those women who took the charge of freedom struggle of India when their husbands were in prison.
  3. To highlight the role-played by women freedom fighters in freedom as well as political movement of India.
  4. To critically evaluate the contribution of women in Indian freedom movement and politics in historical perspective.

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