Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)
By Malala Andrialavidrazana
Printing with UltraChrome K3 ink
« She is one of those women who have been an inspiration in non-aligned countries. For my mother's generation, she meant a lot; the Indian Ocean brought them together. »
Daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, she is the second democratically elected woman head of state. She served as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977, then from 1980 to 1984, when she was assassinated by her bodyguards.