Essay on Indira Gandhi


Indira Gandhi was the female prime minister of India. She was a woman who dominated not only Indian politics but the whole world.


Indira Gandhi had born on 19 November 1917 in Allahabad. She was the daughter of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. She studied at Shanti Niketan, founded by Mr. Rabindranath Tagore, and subsequently in Switzerland, England.

She took an active part in the freedom struggle and became the President of the Congress Party. She was married to Mr. Feroze Gandhi. She had two sons – Rajiv and Sanjay.

Feroze Gandhi died on 8 September 1960. On 24 January 1966, Mrs. Indira Gandhi became the third and first woman Prime Minister of India after the untimely death of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India.

After this, she became the Prime Minister of the country for three consecutive times. Indira Gandhi had to face heavy protests and sharp criticisms on several issues such as the Sikh riot in 1984, the 1984 Emergency.

On 31 October 1984, she was shot by her bodyguard and she died on the spot.


Indira Gandhi was an inspiration for Indian women. He awakened the women of the society in which women were considered inferior to men.