Feb 9, 2023
For this week’s episode we’re bringing you a talk from our archives by journalist and author Anita Anand, on the extraordinary life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh
As the daughter of the deposed Maharaja Duleep Singh and Goddaughter to Queen Victoria, Sophia learned to use her fame and position to passionately fight for gender equality as a suffragette. She even campaigned regularly outside Hampton Court Palace.
It's difficult to do justice to the life of this incredible woman, but Anita Anand dives into Sophia's story and brings it into the light, from her Sikh family heritage to her involvment in the fight for women's suffrage.
To find out more about Sophia Duleep Singh go to https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/history-and-stories/sophia-duleep-singh
For Anita Anand’s biography on Sophia and other books