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Indian Suffragettes, Women's Coronation Procession

1911-06-17

Museum of London

Museum of London

Indian suffragettes on the Women's Coronation Procession of 17 June 1911. The small Indian contingent was organised by Mrs Jane Fisher Unwin (the daughter of Richard Cobden). She and other representatives of the WSPU contacted Indian women living in the UK in the weeks leading up to the procession, organised the decorations and the collection of subscriptions for the elephant banner that cost between £4 & £5. The India procession was part of the 'Imperial Contingent' and intended to show the strength of support for women's suffrage throughout the Empire. All corners of the empire were represented and divided into 6 sections - New Zealand, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Crown Colonies & Protectorates & India. Annie Besant also took part in the India procession.

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