Akkamma Cherian was an Indian independence activist from Travancore, India.
12 Facts About Accamma Cherian
Accamma Cherian was popularly known as the Jhansi Rani of Travancore.
Accamma Cherian was born on 14 February 1909 in a Roman Catholic family at Kanjirapally, Travancore, as the second daughter of Thomman Cherian and Annamma Karippaparambil.
Accamma Cherian was educated at Government Girls High School, Kanjirapally and St Joseph's High School, Changanacherry.
Accamma Cherian earned a BA in History from St Teresa's College, Ernakulam.
In February 1938, the Travancore State Congress was formed and Accamma Cherian gave up her teaching career to join the struggle for liberty.
Accamma Cherian led a mass rally from Thampanoor to the Kowdiar Palace of the Maharaja Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma to revoke a ban on State Congress.
Accamma Cherian cried, "I am the leader; shoot me first before you kill others".
Accamma Cherian was arrested and convicted for violating prohibitory orders in 1939.
Accamma Cherian toured various centres and appealed to the women to join as members of the Desasevika Sangh.
Accamma Cherian had been imprisoned twice during her struggle for independence.
In 1947, after independence, Accamma Cherian was elected unopposed to the Travancore Legislative Assembly from Kanjirapally.