A progressive woman, she worked toward education for girls, abolishing the purdah system and child marriage, and she also became the first president of the All India Women's Conference (AIWC) in 1927.
Born as Shrimant Gajrabai Devi, daughter of Shrimant Sardar Bajirao Amritrao Ghatge, Sarjerao, of Dewas senior. Her daughter Indira Devi become the consort of Maharaja Jitendra Narayan, Maharaja of Cooch Behar.
- Chimnabai II (Maharani of Baroda.); Siddha Mohana Mitra (2005). Position Of Women In Indian Life. Cosmo Publications. ISBN 978-81-307-0094-6.