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When Mahatma Gandhi Paid Visit to Dargah Qutubbudin Bakhtiyar Kaki Two Days Before His Assassination

Mahatma Gandhi visited Dargah of Qutubbudin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Mehrauli, Delhi amidst the communal riots on 27th January, 1948. He was killed two days later on 30th January by Nathuram Godse. Generally women were not allowed in the innermost shrine but the condition was waived off in order to allow women with Gandhi inside. 

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Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das: Who Solved the Communal Problem in Bengal

In December 1923, after securing a resounding win in elections Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das (C.R Das) led Swaraj Party signed a pact with Muslim leaders of Bengal.

It must be noted that Swaraj Party was a breakaway faction of Indian National Congress (INC) led by Motilal Nehru and C.R Das.

Gandhi and his followers wanted to boycott the elections while the Swarajists were of the opposite opinion.


Begum Hijab Imtiaz Ali: The First Indian Muslim Pilot

‘Meri na-kaam Mohabbat’ (My failed love), a story written by Begum Hijab Imtiaz Ali when she was 12 years old is often considered as one of the best romantic stories ever written in Urdu. The family she was married into was one of the most progressive Muslim families and encouraged her to learn flying after marriage and becoming mother.

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Begum Jahanara Shahnawaz: Who Won the Political Rights For the Indian Women

Begum Jahanara Shahnawaz was one of the two women representatives at the First Round Table Conference, one of the three women representatives at the Second Round Table Conference, and the only woman at the Third Round Table Conference. Later on, when the Joint Select Committee was formed to finalize the Government of India Act, of 1935, Jahanara was the only woman member of it.