Jamalunnisa Baji an active participant of independence movement and a staunch Advocate of communal harmony, was born in 1915 in Hyderabad. Brought up by her parents in a liberal/progressive atmosphere, since early youth, she started reading the banned newspaper ‘nigar’ and progressive materials. She actively participated in nationalist activity despite nurtured in a conservative religious traditions of Nizam establishment, an affiliate of British Raj. Despite the oppressive rule of Nizam and the British rule against the protest of her in-laws, she continued to take part in independence movement and later came in contact with Maulana Hazrat Mohani ( the coiner of ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ and known as Thunder Bolt’ in the Freedom struggle) and inspired by him, participated in the anti-imperialist movement in the country. Although being a communist, she gave shelter to freedom fighters evading arrest by the Imperial Government. Albeit, devoid of basic higher education, she mastered in Urdu and English languages, besides, establishing a literary organization ‘Bazme Ehabab’, including group discussions on socialism, communism, irrational practices/traditions. She clandestinely participated in Nizam movement also.
The beacon light for the welfare of woman and a socialist society Jamalunnisa Baji continued to fight for a society based on equality and non-cooperation till her last breath.