Here is our 4th and final installment of the badass women of the world. It was a great pleasure researching about them and bringing their names to you.
She and her 3 daughters are famous for starting the Chipko Movements (Save trees) in the Khejadli village Jodhpur. The brave Amrita Devi Beniwal raised her voice against the Maharaja of Jodhpur against the cutting of Khejri (Prosopis cineraria) trees. She, her daughters along with 363 other Bishnois sacrificed their lives for this revolution in 1730 AD.
Fearless Nadia (1908 – 1996)
Born as born Mary Evans in Perth, an Australian, she accompanied her family to India as a child. She began working in the circus in the early 1930s. Amidst the horror of the Second World War, Indian cinema saw the rise of our own Female Superhero “Hunterwali”. She was a game changer in so many ways. Nadia was rather skillful. She was talented, beautiful and was trained in horse riding, hunting, fishing and everything a stunt person would know. She performed her own stunts no matter how mean or dangerous they were. She truly believed in her punch line ‘I’ll try anything once!’
Valentina Tereshkova (1937 – age 81)
Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova is a retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer, and a politician. Prior to her recruitment as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova was a textile-factory assembly worker and an amateur skydiver. She is the first woman to have flown in space, having been selected from more than 400 applicants and five finalists to pilot Vostok 6 On June 16, 1963. After 48 orbits and 71 hours, she returned to earth, having spent more time in space than all U.S. astronauts combined to that date.
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- January 9, 2018
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