Thursday 11th October
Indian Suffragettes by Sumita Mukherjee
Author, lecturer and researcher
Popular depictions of campaigns for women’s suffrage usually focus on Western suffrage movements. However, women from the Indian subcontinent built up a vibrant suffrage movement in the twentieth century. ‘Indian suffragettes’ were not only actively involved in campaigns within the Indian subcontinent, they also travelled to Britain, America, Europe, Asia and Africa, taking part in international discussions about feminism, democracy and women’s voices. This talk will discuss the ways in which Indian women were involved in national and international campaigns for the vote, and the legacies of this movement.
Doors open at 7.00pm, event starts 7.30.
Book tickets online or in the library.
Cash bar for soft drinks.