Famous as the wife of Indian Independence Movement leader
She grew up in Porbandar, Gujarat, India, as the daughter of Vrajkunwerba and Gokuladas Kapadia.
In the early 1900s, while living with her husband in South Africa, she was imprisoned for her role in a labor protest.
When she was only thirteen years old, she married the also-teenaged
She was a contemporary and acquaintance of the Nobel Prize-winning Indian author Rabindranath Tagore.