Asian suffragettes – women who made a difference

20 February 2018, 18:00 - 19:00
Cambridge campus

Text reading CAM VOTE 100; the o in vote is the gender symbol for women

Sophia Duleep Singh was born in Elveden Hall in Norfolk, the daughter of an exiled Maharaja. She joined the militant suffragettes of the WSPU and the Women’s Tax Resistance League, participated in the infamous ‘Black Friday’ deputation in 1910 and had her possessions confiscated for her refusal to pay taxes. The motto of the League was ‘No Tax, No Vote'.

Bhikaji Cama, meanwhile, was a socialist, a suffragette, and a prominent member of the Indian Independence movement.

Shahida Rahman’s talk will introduce us to the lives of these remarkably courageous women and the reasons why they were drawn to the cause. Shahida will discuss a little-known aspect of the women’s suffrage movement; the way it was enriched through the participation of women from all over the world.

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Event Details

20 February 2018, 18:00 - 19:00
Cambridge campus
Lord Ashcroft Building, LAB027

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