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Sikh princess celebrated as women’s vote campaigner in UK

Princess Sophia Duleep Singh

By: Sarwar Alam

Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, the daughter of the last ruler of the Sikh empire Maharaja Duleep Singh, is among several British women who were celebrated today in the UK to mark the centenary of women’s right to vote. The granddaughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and god-daughter of Queen Victoria had taken to the streets in the early 1900s to campaign for the right of women to be able to vote. On the day of the King’s Speech to Parliament in 1911, she threw herself in front of the car of the then prime minister Herbert Asquith with a poster that…

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