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Rabindranath Tagore and Jawaharlal Nehru - November 4 1936, Bolpur Bengal “Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live. ” ― Rabindranath Tagore “Politics and religion are obsolete; the time has come for science and spirituality.” ― Sri Jawaharlal Nehru


Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi (19 November 1828 – 18 June 1858) (Marathi- झाशीची राणी लक्ष्मीबाई) was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi, situated in the north-central part of India. She was one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and for Indian nationalists a symbol of resistance to the rule of the British East India Company in the subcontinent.


Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949). Known as "the Nightingale of India," Naidu was an Indian child prodigy who began writing poetry as a young girl. She went on to pursue politics and became the first Indian woman to serve as president of the Indian National Congress and the first female governor of Uttar Pradesh. She maintained a permanent suite of rooms in Mumbai's Taj Mahal Hotel in the 1920s, where she hosted freedom fighters, poets, writers, artists and friends.


Prominent Indian nationalist, Subhash Chandra Bose reviewing troops of the Azad Hind Fauj, an Indian military unit raised in 1941 in Germany, attached to the German Army and later from August 1944 attached to the Waffen-SS. The initial recruits were Indian student volunteers resident in Germany at the time, and a handful from the Indian prisoners of war (POWs) captured by Rommel during his North Africa Campaign. It would later draw a larger number of Indian POWs as volunteers.