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What was the role of women in the Non-Cooperation Movement?

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The role of women in the Non-Cooperation Movement

  1. Women joined the Non-Cooperation Movement from 1920-22.
  2. Gandhi emphasized women’s participation in the Khadi movement for economic independence.
  3. Women leaders like Annie Besant, Margaret Cousins, Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay, and Renuka Roy became icons of the movement.
  4. Renuka Roy became the first woman minister of West Bengal.
  5. More than 1000 women revolted against the visit of the Prince of Wales to India in 1920 in Bombay.

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