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Indian Migrant Women's Contribution to the Suffragette Movement and World War II

Recognising Indian migrant women's contribution to UK.

This talk focuses on two migrant Indian women, Sophia Duleep Singh and Noor Inayat Khan. Sophia, a Sikh woman born in India, died aged 71 in 1948 in England. She was the daughter of an Indian Maharajah and god-daughter of Queen Victoria. She contributed a great deal to the Suffragette Movement. Noor was of mixed heritage, with an Indian father who founded the Sufi Order in Europe. She was a British secret agent in WW2 and was captured and killed, aged only 30 years, by the Nazis at Auschwitz in 1944. She was posthumously awarded the George Cross.

With Dr Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes. "I am an Indian migrant woman with four children and work as a freelance social scientist. I undertake social research and project valuations in UK and abroad. I run training courses for university academics abroad on research related activities, and for civil servants in the UK on using research evidence in policy development and implementation."

Register in advance – this event will include a Q&A, which is only available to those attending via Zoom.

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Free – donations welcome.

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