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Kamala Kaul Nehru (1899–1936) was the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru, leader of the Indian National Congress and first Prime Minister of India. Kamala married Nehru on 8 February 1916. Their marriage was arranged by his parents. Brought up in a traditional Kashmiri Brahmin family of old Delhi, Kamla was simple, reserved and could not speak fluent English. She felt alienated amongst the more Westernized Nehrus. It was only with the involvement of the Nehrus in the national movement, that she emerged into the forefront. In the Non Cooperation movement of 1921, she organized groups of women in Allahabad and picketed shops selling foreign cloth and liquor. When her husband was arrested to prevent him delivering a \"seditious\" public speech, she went in his place to read it out. She was twice arrested by British authorities. Described as pretty, slim, and tender, Kamala was quiet and

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