Indian Responses to British Women's Social Activism in the Interwar Period

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Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building,


Dr Sumita Mukherjee

Dr Sumita Mukherjee


Dr Sumi Madhok

In this talk, Dr Sumita Mukherjee will draw upon the LSE Library and Women's Library archives of British women who were involved in social reform activities in India.

These women were interested in issues of birth control, child marriage and suffrage, and engaged with a number of Indian women's associations as well as notable Indian nationalists. Sumita will explore these networks and some of the Indian responses (positive and negative) to British interventions in social reform, in the lead up to Indian independence. 

Sumita Mukherjee is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Bristol.

Sumi Madhok works as the Associate Professor of Transnational Gender Studies at LSE's Gender Institute.

LSE Library (@LSELibrary) hosts a regular program of exhbitions showcasing some of the Library's treasured collections. This talk will coincide with a Library exhibition entitled Journeys to Independence: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. “To find out more about visiting the exhibition, head to the Library’s exhibition webpage.

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