Five Heroes From South India & Tales of Their Quest for Freedom

Five freedom fighters, five unique stories – Tune in to know more!

1 min read

Regardless of your idea of freedom, there is no denying that thousands of people have given up their lives fighting for it.

V O Chidambaram Pillai, who defied the British and started one of India’s first shipping companies.

Alluri Seetharamaraju, who introduced guerrilla warfare to the British, and continues to inspire the people of Andhra Pradesh long after his death.

Kittur Chennamma who precedes the Rani of Jhansi in fighting for her land, and standing against a much larger enemy.

Marthanda Varma who fought off the Portugese in what is probably the first revolt against European forces.

Kumbakonam Balamani, a theatre actor, a proto-feminist and the first woman who dared to go nude for a scene. She is also the first woman to use theatre as a medium of dissent.

Listen to the stories of five freedom fighters from the South – each a hero in their own right – who fought and died for India.


Follow our Podcast section for more stories.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!