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BACHNI DEVI

In 1977, Bachni Devi, ironically herself the wife of a contractor, led village women to save Adwani forest. By directly disobeying her husband's wishes, Bachni Devi struck a blow for the liberation of hill women through active participation in matters affecting their own lives. The hardship endured by Uttarakhandi women, made worse by social disintegration and ecological degradation in the hills, galvanized women like Bachni Devi to organize and fight the system that was ravaging their land and their families.

In her own words as recorded by the PANOS Institute Oral Testimony Programme:

"My husband was a forest contractor. He cut a huge amount of timber... forest after forest. .... He was the major contractor and I was his enemy in this struggle.... The whole village backed me.... He never said anything to the [other] agitators. But he was very angry with me.... We even stopped speaking to each other.... It was a matter of sadness."

Now a widow of 72, Bachni Devi's struggle continues:

"Now that the road has come.... the availability of grass and firewood has dwindled. Now people come from far distant places. They cut grass and firewood and put in on the buses and take it away.... there is a crisis for us."


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Gaura Devi (1925-91)
 

Forest is like our mother's home. We will defend it - come what may." After Gandhi's Satyagrah, this housewife, born in Lata village in Chamoli, gave he next weapon, in the fight against state oppression - Chipko movement. Women's natural environment, which provides, fuel, fodder & water is under tremendous stress. Chipko literally means to hug a tree and die with it, if need be ! A long series of forest movements over last two centuries in Himalayas have been an assertion of usufructuous rights of the community to the forest. The State has tried to curtail it ever since the Raj days. The battle is on..


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http://www.uttaranchal.org.uk/uww_wog.php
GAURA DEVI

In 1974, during the activist phase of the Chipko movement, the courage and vigilance of Uttarakhandi women saved many forests. As the state government and contractors distracted the menfolk, the women perceived the danger. Under the leadership of Gaura Devi, an illiterate, spirited fifty-year old woman, the women and children embraced the trees of Reni forest just as the axemen disembarked from their trucks. By warding off the hatchets with their own bodies, Gaura Devi led the village women to effect non-violent grassroots resistance to the unbridled exploitation of Uttarakhand's natural resources. A four-day standoff eventually ended in victory for the women villagers and the movement spread like wildfire across the Himalayas.

Sadly, Gaura Devi faded into obscurity, forgotten by the media more interested in following the personalities of the movement. She died in 1991 after long years spent in service to her community. In recent years however, her legacy has been recognized and celebrated widely, leading to renewed interest in this leader of the Chipko movement.



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Ichhagiri Mai

Ichhagiri Mai alias Tinchari Mai (1912-92)
"Comissioner, send me to prison; I have burnt the liquor shop down. And I won't stop with this one..." The woman avenger - against liquor in Pauri Garhwal in 70-80s. Government earns considerable revenue by licensing country liquor shops in the hills. For men it is a cheap way of escapism. Finally it is women who have to pay the price in terms of violence, abuse and no money to run the household. Tinchari Mai was an illetrate sanyasini (nun).


TINCHARI MAI

Tinchari Mai started her life as Deepa Nautiyal in the village of Majyur in Thailsain. Her early years were marked by greater sorrow than even most hill women. Orphaned at an early age by both parents, an uncle raised her until she was married off at the age of 7 to an army man. Although a child bride, her married years were happy ones, as she grew up in the home of her new family. However, at 19, her husband fell in battle. Widowed at such a young age, she was ill-treated as widows often are in backward and superstitious villages. She eventually left to become a sannyasin, travelling to Lahore and then Haridwar, where she began speaking out against the corruption of monks and ascetics.

Icchagiri Mai as she came to be known, returned to the hills to work for their social and economic uplift. She even sat in dharna outside the Prime Minister's house, and succeeded in getting Nehru's ear and having water supplied to her adopted village near Kotdwar. She would also champion education and fight the evils of alcoholism, earning her the title Tinchari Mai in the process. Until she passed away in 1992, she campaigned tirelessly for the welfare of Uttarakhandis.
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RAJ MATA KARNAVATI

In 1640, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan invaded Garhwal. Led by the courageous Queen Mother, Karnavati, the Garhwali defenders crushed the numerically superior forces from the plains. Rather than executing prisoners, she cut off the noses of all captured troops as a symbol of defiance. This act earned the Queen Mother the title "Nak-katti-Rani", the queen who cuts off noses. She later successfully saw her son, the much-loved King Prithvi Pat Shah, ascend to the throne.



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First Women Chairperson of All India Council of Mayors

Chairperson of All Asian Council of Mayors.

First Mayor of Uttarakhand.

Convener 1st Asian Mayors Conference

Ex-Vice President All India Council of Mayors

Ex-President Uttrakhand Mahila Congress

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Great news. .. Marhar ji.


उत्तराखण्ड की पहली मेयर मनोरमा शर्मा हैं, जो All India Council of Mayors की भी चेयर मैन हैं.
कुछ तथ्य

First Women Chairperson of All India Council of Mayors

Chairperson of All Asian Council of Mayors.

First Mayor of Uttarakhand.

Convener 1st Asian Mayors Conference

Ex-Vice President All India Council of Mayors

Ex-President Uttrakhand Mahila Congress

Ex-Convener All India Mahila Congress (Panchayat Raj Prakoshth)

AICC Active Member




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SHIVANI GAURA PANT

 The prolific Shivani was born in 1923 in Saurashtra, and continued writing until her death. She studied at Santiniketan between 1935 and 1943, and since then had considered Rabindranath Tagore one of her major influences. At Santiniketan she developed an interest in drama, and soon started writing fiction. Her first published story was written in Bengali, but the majority of her writing has been in Hindi. She is also fluent in Gujarati, Sanskrit and English.

"Shivani's fiction proclaims a quiet, warm humanism. Characters who might seem pale and uninteresting in real life -- an undistinguished, very orthodox Brahmin priest in a village up in the foothills of the Himalayas, his traditional wife, the village idiot, the widowed mother -- take on a human glow and their lives an unexpected resonance. It is the small events, little gestures, nondescript people, that suffuse the world of Shivani's fiction with hope, and the future is something one enters with courage. Shivani's feminism is like a gentle humanism that does not stop short when it meets the female. Within the world-view of her fiction, there are few contradictions or problems that cannot be transcended with a little sympathy and a belief in the goodness of humankind."
--From 'Women Writing in India', Vol II, by Susie Tharu & K. Lalitha
Shivani graduated from Calcutta University in 1953. She was married and has four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her two daughters, Ira Pande and Mrinal Pande, are also established writers. In her earlier years she was involved in many activities, such as a program advisor to All India Radio, but later "I take it easy". Shivani lived in Lucknow and spent several hours a day writing.

Shivani died in 2003.


Bibliography (all in Hindi)

Chareiveti. A narrative of travel in Russia and her encounters with literary figures.
Atithi. 1996. A novel whose central character, Jaya, after a failed marriage meets Shekhar who proposes to her.
Pootonvali. 1998. A collection of two novelettes and three short stories.
Jharokha. 1999.
Chal Khusaro Ghar Aapne. 1998. A novel. 
Vatayan. 1999.
Ek Thi Ramrati. 1998.
Mera Bhai/Patheya. 1997. A novella and her recollections of events and personages.
Yatrik. 1999. Her experiences in England where she travelled for the marriage of her son.
Jaalak. 1999. 48 short memoirs.
Amader Shantiniketan. 1999. Reminiscences of Shantiniketan.
Manik -- novellette and other stories (Joker and Tarpan).
Shmashan Champa, 1997.
Surangma. A powerful novel about a political figure and his personal life shadowed by sordid relationships.
Mayapuri. A novel about relationships.
Kainja. A novel and 7 short stories.
Bhairvee. A novel.
Gainda. A novel and two long stories.
Krishnaveni. A novelette and two short stories.
Swayam Sidha. A novel and 6 short stories.
Kariya Cheema. 7 short stories.
Up Preti. 2 short novels, a story and 13 nonfictional articles.
Chir Swayamvara. 10 short stories and 5 sketches.
Vishkanya. A novelette and 5 short stories. 
Krishnakali and other stories. One of her most popular novels. The lovely Krishnakali has devastating good looks and professional success, but remains tormented -- loved and admired by hordes of men but loving no one herself.
Kastoori Mrig. A short novel and several articles.
Aparadhini. A novel.
Rathya. A novel.
Chaudah Phere. A novel.
Rati Vilap. 3 novelettes and 3 short stories.
Shivani ki Sresth Kahaniyan. 13 outstanding short stories.
Smriti Kalash. 10 essays.
Sunhu Taat Yeh Akath Kahani. Autobiographical narratives.
Hey Dattatreya. Folk culture and literature of Kumaon.
Manimala Ki Hansi. Short stories, essays, memoirs and sketches.
Shivani ki Mashhoor Kahaniyan. 12 short stories

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Gaura Pant Shivani (October 18, 1924- 21st March 2003) (Hindi: गौरा पंत शिवानी),
better known as Shivani, was one of the most popular Hindi authors of the 20th century. She was born in Rajkot, Gujarat, and grew up in several princely states where her father was a civil servant. Her first novel (Lal Haveli) established her reputation in the early sixties, and in the next ten years she produced several major works which were serialized in the Hindi magazine Dharmayug. She had cult status in those pre-television times, and her works were popular with Hindi speaking Indians across the country. Her most famous works include Chaudah Phere, Krishnakali, Lal Haveli, Smashan Champa, Bharavi, Rati Vilap and Vishkanya.

She was a prolific writer and wrote about 40 novels and hundreds of articles and essays. Upon her death, Government of India released a press note describing Shivani's contributions to Hindi literature  which noted "in the death of Shivani the Hindi literature world has lost a popular and eminent novelist and the void is difficult to fill."

 Early life

She spent her early childhood in the princely states of Rajkot, Orchha and Rampur. When she was hardly eight years old, she and her brother and sister were sent to the Shantiniketan for studies. Gurudev had a profound influence on her life. Gurudev visited her ancestral home in Almora several times. She remained in the Shantiniketan from the year 1935 until 1943. In the year 1953, she completed her graduation from Calcutta University. She was also proficient in many other languages including Sanskrit, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, and English.

She was married to S. D. Pant, and mother of four children. Her husband died at an early age.



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Mahar JI,

Very good informaton.

Gaura Pant Shivani (October 18, 1924- 21st March 2003) (Hindi: गौरा पंत शिवानी),
better known as Shivani, was one of the most popular Hindi authors of the 20th century. She was born in Rajkot, Gujarat, and grew up in several princely states where her father was a civil servant. Her first novel (Lal Haveli) established her reputation in the early sixties, and in the next ten years she produced several major works which were serialized in the Hindi magazine Dharmayug. She had cult status in those pre-television times, and her works were popular with Hindi speaking Indians across the country. Her most famous works include Chaudah Phere, Krishnakali, Lal Haveli, Smashan Champa, Bharavi, Rati Vilap and Vishkanya.

She was a prolific writer and wrote about 40 novels and hundreds of articles and essays. Upon her death, Government of India released a press note describing Shivani's contributions to Hindi literature  which noted "in the death of Shivani the Hindi literature world has lost a popular and eminent novelist and the void is difficult to fill."

 Early life

She spent her early childhood in the princely states of Rajkot, Orchha and Rampur. When she was hardly eight years old, she and her brother and sister were sent to the Shantiniketan for studies. Gurudev had a profound influence on her life. Gurudev visited her ancestral home in Almora several times. She remained in the Shantiniketan from the year 1935 until 1943. In the year 1953, she completed her graduation from Calcutta University. She was also proficient in many other languages including Sanskrit, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, and English.

She was married to S. D. Pant, and mother of four children. Her husband died at an early age.




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Ila Pant is a former member of Lok Sabha from Uttarakhand state in India . She is wife of K C Pant ,a former Cabinet minister and a BJP leader.

Born in 1938 she studied at Allahabad University and married to K C Pant in 1957.She joined BJP in 1991 six years before her husband .

 

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