20 February 2018, 18:00 - 19:00
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.
The full programme of Cam Vote 100 events can be viewed on Cambridge City Council.