Women Freedom Fighter/ Politician

Ropuiliani became the first woman chief in the recorded history of Mizoram during the late 19th century AD after her husband, Vandula died. She was the chief of a village called Denlung, situated near Hnahthial in southern Mizoram. The village still exists today. Denying the superiority of the British colonists, she refused to acknowledge the British authority as a result of which she was imprisoned by them in 1893. She was first incarcerated in Lunglei, the second capital of Mizoram but was later shifted to a jail in Rangamati, now in present Bangladesh.