Women of Revolutionary Movement in British India: Rani Gaidinliu

Women of Revolutionary Movement in British India: Rani Gaidinliu

Rani Gaidinliu(1915-1993) was a Naga tribal and political leader who organized a rebellion to overthrow British from Manipur.

At the age of 13 she joined her cousin, Haipou Jadonang, who had led the Heraka Movement. This movement was for the revival of the Naga Tribal religion. She led this movement when she was 17, which resulted in her arrest. She was then sent for a fourteen year long imprisonment.

Her forces had started to engage in armed rebellion against the British in Cachar Hills(February 1932) and the Hangrum village(March 1932).

Known for the armed resistance against the British Raj, she was given the title “Rani of Nagas”.