February 25, 2017

Inderjit Kaur (born 1923)
As a social worker, professor, administrator and international representative, Inderjit Kaur has many accomplishments to her name. During the Partition of India in 1947, she ran an organization that rehabilitated more than 400 refugee families. She also set up Mata Sahib Kaur Dal School in Patiala for the children of these refugees. Inderjit valued a well-rounded education, so she organized self-defensing and shooting training for the women of these camps, and established a dance troop at her college. Inderjit Kaur was one of the first women to earn her Master’s degree from Punjab and went on to become the only woman on the governing council of Khalsa College, Amritsar. In 1975, she became the first female Vice-Chancellor of a Northern Indian university serving at the Punjabi University in Patiala.

Source: 10 Badass Sikh Women in History in Ms Magazine