Indrani Jagjivan Ram Indrani Devi was born in Kanpur in 1911. Her father Dr Birbal Das was a doctor in the British Army and devoted himself to the reformist activities of the Arya Samaj. Influenced by Mahatma Gandhi?s Swadeshi Movement, he became actively involved in it. Her mother was Chaitanya Devi. Along with her schooling at Kanpur, Indrani Devi learnt Sanskrit and Urdu at home. After completing her schooling, she passed the Teachers? Training Examination in 1931 while staying at the hostel of the Normal School, Lucknow. She worked as a teacher in Kanpur from 1931 to 1936. Indrani Devi was married to Babu Jagjivan Ram on 1 June 1935. She closely witnessed and experienced the important events of the freedom movement as well as other defining moments of post-Independence India. For over half a century she had a ring side view of the nation and society?well-known political dramas as well as some behind-the-scenes happenings that were never fully/truthfully revealed.