This is a listing of people who campaigned against or are considered to have campaigned against foreign domination and cultural imposition on the Indian sub-continent. In India and the rest of South Asia such individuals are often referred to as freedom fighters. The Indian independence movement consisted of efforts by Indians to obtain political independence from British, French and Portuguese rule; it involved a wide spectrum of Indian political organizations, philosophies, and rebellions.
At her age of 20, she was sentenced to nine years of rigorous imprisonment for her revolutionary activity. After her release she joined the Congress party and participated in Quit India movement, again to get imprisoned for three years.
He published The Indian War of Independence about the Indian rebellion of 1857 that was banned by British authorities. He was arrested in 1910 for his connections with the revolutionary group India House.
Imprisoned during the Independence Movement and suffered torture. Later to become an Indian Statesman, Politician and Union Cabinet Minister in Independent India. Known as "Maker of Modern Saurashtra", "Architect of Modern India", "Builder of Indian Industry".
Kattabomman refused to accept the sovereignty of British East India Company and opted to fight against them. In 1799, he was captured by the British and hanged at Kayattar in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu.
Also known as Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar, was an Indian politician. He became the leader of the All India Forward Bloc in Tamil Nadu, and was national deputy chairman of the party from 1952 onwards.
Raju led the ill-fated "Rampa Rebellion" of 1922–24, during which a band of tribal leaders and other sympathizers fought against the British Raj. He was referred to as "Manyam Veerudu" ("Hero of the Jungles") by the local people.
A devout follower of Mahatma Gandhi, he worked for much of his life for humanitarian causes, including support for the Dalit community. Revered as Amarajeevi ("Immortal being") in the Andhra region for his self-sacrifice for the Andhra cause. Undertook a hunger strike in support of the formation of an Indian state for the Telugu-speaking population of Madras Presidency and sacrificed his life in the process.