Women Social Reformers in Kerala| Women Renaissance Leaders of Kerala

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Women Social Reformers in Kerala| Women Renaissance Leaders of Kerala

In this post, I would like to discuss about some important women Social reformers in Kerala. This topic is very important for Kerala PSC Exams

In this post, you will study about the following Leaders;

  1. A V Kuttimalu Amma
  2. Akkamma Cherian
  3. .Kaumudi Teacher
  4. .Annie Mascarene
  5. Arya pallam
  6. Parvathy Nenminimangalam
  7. Rosamma Ponnoose
  8. Lakshmi N Menon

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1.A V Kuttimalu Amma

Born : 1906, Anakkara, Palakkad

Spouse: Madhava menon

Died : 1985

  • “Campaigner of Swadeshi Movent in India”
  • Picketing foreign clothes- 1931
  • Led civil disobedience in Calicut with her 2 month old baby
  • Nominated to Madras Assembly(1936 & 1947)
  • Quit India- 2 yrs imprisoned
  • President of KPCC- 1944
  • President- Hindi Prachar Sabha
  • Translated speeches of Kamaraj(Tamil to Malayalam)
  • Anakkara Vadakktah Family : Ammu Swaminathan, Captain Lakshmi, Mrinalini Sarabhai

2. Akkamma Cherian

Born : 14 Feb1909, Kanjirappilly

Father : thomman Cheriyan

Mother : Annamma

Died : 5 May 1982

  • “ Jhansi Rani of Travancore”- Gandhi
  • Leader of Rajdhani March- Thampanoor to Kowdiyar(1939)
  • President- Tranvancore state congress- @ the time of Quit India
  • Elected- Travancore state Assembly-1947
  • Autobiography- Jeevitham oru Samaram
  • Wrote : 1114-nte Katha”
  • “I am the leader, shoot me first before the others”
  • Statue: Vellayambalm , Trivandrum
  • Formed : Desa Sevika Sangh

3.Kaumudi Teacher

Born : 17 May,1917, Kannur

Father : A K Ramavarma Raja

Mother : Devaki Kettilamama

Died : 4 August 2009

  • Donated all her ornaments to Gandhiji- harijan Welfare Fund
  • Basel Mission School ground, Vadakara, 7th Januray 1934
  • “Your Sacrifice is a great ornament to you”- Gandhiji
  • Gandhiji wrote- article- “ Kaumudi Ji ki Thyag”( Newspaper Harijan)
  • “ The girl who walked alon the way of the future History”
  1. Annie Mascarene

 

Born : 6th June 1902, Thrivandrum

Father: Gabriel Mascrene

  • Died : 19 July 1963
  • Only women member from Travancore in Constituent Assembly
  • 1st women member Loksabha from Kerala
  • 1st women leader join Travancore State Congress working Committee
  • Closely associated with Accamma Cheriyann & pattom Thanu Pillai – Unification of Freedom struggle in Kerala
  • Member of Travancore State Legislative Assembly from 1948- 52
  • Minister- Health & power- 1949-1950
  • 2nd Lok sabha electction 1957- defeated by-  S Easwaran
  • Bronze Statue- Annie Mascarene Square- Vazhuthacaud – Tvm
  • Unveiled- Hamid Ansari- Vice President, 2013
  1. Arya pallam

  • Born : 1908
  • Father: Parameswaran Namboothiri
  • Mother:Arya Antharjanam
  • Died : 1989
  • Organised lowercaste in Valluvanadu to worship in the temple
  • Leader – Kathumuri movement
  • Brahmin wome’s march – Paliyam agitation
  • Resolution to Boycott Marakkuda
  • Article – Anthapura Mardana Nesanam
  1. Parvathy Nenminimangalam

  • Born : 1911, Thrissur
  • Father : Vishnu Namboothiri
  • Mother: Saraswathi Antharjanam
  • Died : 1947
  • Formation of Antharjana Samajam with Arya Pallam
  • Presided 1st meeting of Antharjana Samajam
  • Organised Bodhavalkarana Jatha – Malappuram to Kottayam
  • 1st women preside over – Youth wing of Yogakshema Sabha
  1. Rosamma Ponnose

  • Born  12 May 1913
  • Kanjirappally, Travancore
  • Died  28 December 2013 (aged 100),Salalah, Oman
  • Resting place:  Pathanamthitta district, Kerala
  • Youngest sister of Accamma Cheriyan
  • Elected to Kerala Legislative Assembly- 1957, Devikulam
  • 1st person – 1st ever by election of Kerala Legislative Assembly
  • Joined Travancore State Congress in 1938
  • Organised Desasevikas- women wing of Congress Volunteer Corps
  1. Lakshmi M Menon

  • Born : 27 March 1899
  • Died : 30th November 1994
  • 1st Malayalee woman to become Central minister of India
  • 1st Malyalee woman to become Rajyasabha member
  • (1952, Bihar)
  • Founder editor – magazine Roshni
  • Vice President- all India Prohibition council along with Moraraji Desai
  • Chairman- Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust – 1972-1985
  • Awarded Padmabhushan in 1957

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