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UK exhibition to feature documents surrounding Sophia Duleep Singh

New Delhi, Oct 4 London-based British Library's new exhibition 'Unfinished Business: The Fight for Womens Rights', which will begin ...
UK exhibition to feature documents surrounding Sophia Duleep Singh

New Delhi, Oct 4 London-based British Library's new exhibition 'Unfinished Business: The Fight for Womens Rights', which will begin later this October, has an interesting connection to India, dating back to 1900s.

 

 

The exhibition is set to showcase how the work of contemporary feminist activism in the UK has its roots in the long and complex history of women's rights. From personal diaries, banners and protest fashion to subversive literature, film, music and art, women's voices and stories form the foundation of the exhibition.

Highlights include records of surveillance carried out on Sophia Duleep Singh, one of Queen Victoria's goddaughters and a grandchild of Punjab's Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who used her status to support campaigns for women's suffrage in the UK, alongside her handwritten diary from 1907.

Global events of 2020, including the coronavirus pandemic and renewed momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement, have thrown the inequalities people face into even sharper relief. This exhibition and accompanying events programme seek to amplify the voices of those who lived experiences of challenging injustice and campaigning for change, the gallery said in a note on the exhibition.

The first edition of Jane Austen's debut novel, Sense and Sensibility, which was anonymously published 'By a Lady' in 1811, and a handwritten draft of 'Middlemarch'

( With inputs from IANS )

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