Mother Teresa
1910 – 1997

A Catholic nun who worked among the sick and poor in the whole world. A citizen of India and laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mahasweta Devi
Born 1926

Mahasweta Devi is one of India’s most important writers. She believes writing is a social mission.

Ahilya Rangnekar
1922 – 2009

Ahilya participated in the Indian Independence Movement and later, in free India she became a politician.

Indira Gandhi
1917 – 1984

A socialist leader, the first prime minister of India.

A singer, dancer, cabaret and film actress. The star of the interwar Poland who sent Polish orphans to India saving them from World War II.

A nun who lived with the homeless and derelicts. The founder of the Bread of Life in Poland.

The organizer of the strikes in Gdańsk in 1980 that led to the emergence of the Solidarity movement, a movement that ended the communist era in Poland. A mother of many – she runs a family orphanage.

Danuta Wałęsa
Born 1949

The First Lady of Poland (1990-1995). The wife of Lech Wałęsa, the Solidarity movement leader. A mother of eight children.