Indira In Her Own Words

Indira Gandhi survived harsh political realities to become India's first woman prime minister. We look at the legacy she left.

Born in 1917, Indira Priyadarshini was referred to as ‘a child of revolution’ by her father Jawaharlal Nehru. Brought up in a tumultuous era of Indian nationalism, she was destined for a life in politics.

Indira, a shy, reclusive girl, whom her opponents called ‘Ghungi Gudiya’ (dumb doll), went on to become the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy and a major leader in global politics.

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