Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand

By Anita Anand

In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was once born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, used to be inheritor to the dominion of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the luxurious Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber cross and incorporated the robust towns of Lahore and Peshawar. It was once a territory impossible to resist to the British, who plundered every little thing, together with the fabled Koh-I-Noor diamond.

Exiled to England, the dispossessed Maharajah remodeled his property at Elveden in Suffolk right into a Moghul palace, its grounds stocked with leopards, monkeys and unique birds. Sophia, god-daughter of Queen Victoria, used to be raised a genteel aristocratic Englishwoman: awarded at courtroom, afforded grace-and-favour accommodations at Hampton court docket Palace and photographed donning the most recent models for the society pages. but if, in mystery defiance of the British govt, she travelled to India, she lower back a revolutionary.

Sophia transcended her background to commit herself to scuffling with injustice and inequality,a a long way cry from the existence to which she was once born. Her explanations have been the fight for Indian independence, the destiny of the Lascars, the welfare of Indian squaddies within the First international struggle -- and, certainly, the struggle for girl suffrage. She was once daring and fearless, attacking politicians, placing herself within the entrance line and swapping her silks for a nurse's uniform to have a tendency wounded squaddies evacuated from the battlefields. Meticulously researched and passionately written, this enchanting tale of the increase of ladies and the autumn of empire introduces a unprecedented person and her half within the defining moments of modern British and Indian background.

Show description

Read Online or Download Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary PDF

Similar women books

Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives

Carol Bleser and Lesley Gordon did a superb task with this book,delving into the non-public lives of a number of recognized civil battle figures, besides black and white images of the undefined. a number of the marriages within the e-book contain the Shermans, supplies, Lee's, Custer's , Stonewall Jacksons, and so forth.

Chicanas and Chicanos in School: Racial Profiling, Identity Battles, and Empowerment (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series, Bk. 11)

Through any degree of try out ratings and commencement premiums, public colleges are failing to coach a wide percent of Chicana/o formative years. yet regardless of years of study of this failure, no consensus has been reached as to how you can realistically tackle it. Taking a brand new method of those matters, Marcos Pizarro is going on to Chicana/o scholars in either city and rural institution districts to invite what their university stories are rather like, how lecturers and directors help or thwart their academic aspirations, and the way faculties may well higher serve their Chicana/o scholars.

An Islamic perspective on legislation for women

This sequence, "An Islamic point of view at the laws for Women", is a choice for either Muslims and non-Muslims to find the precious jewels of Islamic laws towardswomen. The sequence discusses a couple of concerns and clears up misconceptions which are of significant gain to the Muslim ladies lifestyles concerning rights and tasks, engagement, marriage,polygamy, divorce, veil, and so on.

Additional resources for Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Sample text

Supreme Court justice. In 1998 O’Connor returned to Arizona to swear in the five women elected to the top executive positions in Arizona government—a first in the nation’s history. These accomplishments were not made in a vacuum, but were the product of a long tradition of female participation in Arizona politics. —Heidi J. S. Department of Justice. From there, she moved on to become the commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission until 1986. S. Parole Commission. In 1989 she became a judge in the Alameda Superior Court of California.

Suffrage leaders like O’Neill and Munds had learned many political strategies during their campaign—aligning with labor, working with Mormon leaders, trading votes in the legislature—and now were anxious to use those skills in achieving a women’s agenda for public office. In other words, they were anxious to engage in the kind of “grubby” politics that women in many other states abhorred. Politicized by the suffrage battles, large numbers of women ran for county, legislative, and state office from 1914 to 1950, but they often had to do so without the blessings of the state’s political parties.

The Arizona WCTU met with only limited success in obtaining its goals of eliminating drinking, gambling, and vice in the territory, so leaders like Hughes quickly became convinced that women needed the vote to become more effective. qxd 5/17/03 2:34 PM Page 14 14———Arizona Political Women to take up the leadership of the suffrage movement in 1891. Many other woman suffrage leaders, including Pauline O’Neill (the widow of Spanish-American War hero and Populist politician William “Buckey” O’Neill) and Frances Willard Munds (a relative of Frances Willard), came over from the WCTU to hold positions of leadership in the fledgling Arizona suffrage movement.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.11 of 5 – based on 38 votes