Colonial Politics and Women's Rights: Woman Suffrage Campaigns in Bengal, British India in the 1920s

  title={Colonial Politics and Women's Rights: Woman Suffrage Campaigns in Bengal, British India in the 1920s},
  author={Barbara H. Southard},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  pages={397 - 439}
  • B. Southard
  • Published 1 May 1993
  • History, Economics
  • Modern Asian Studies
The historian Geraldine Forbes, writing on the origins of the woman suffrage movement in India, stated: ‘the firm insistence of organized women—that they be treated as equals of men on the franchise issue—emerged not from the perceptions of the needs of the women in India, but as the result of the influence of certain British women, in the case of the first demand for the franchise, 1917, and as a response to the nationalist movement, in the case of the second demand for franchise, 1927–33.’ 

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