The hypothetical Indian society worships women as Goddesses on one hand, while on the other they suppress their women subjecting them to humiliation, insults and violence. In India Goddesses are not consorts of Gods, as you would normally find in other regions, but they possess immense power ruling the world of wealth, knowledge and power. Unfortunately though, women in India suffer from lack of education, financial independence and empowerment. There have been few women who rose beyond the boundaries set by society, carving a niche for themselves in arenas ruled by men. Indian history has seen women like Rani Padmini, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Razia Sultana, Kittur Rani Chennamma, Sarojini Naidu, Indira Gandhi and many more who have left an inedible mark on the progress of India. Today we see innumerable women breaking barriers and making a mark for themselves in the patriarchal society. The list of such women would be unending, but I am picking 6 females who are the face of modern India.