Anita Anand on Sophia – The Telegraph

In a few months’ time, I shall be casting my vote in the general election. I’ve never missed the opportunity to do so and will be proud to stand in that queue, 97 years after the first British women were allowed to vote following the Representation of the People Act in 1918.

Indeed, the sacrifice of women, some of whom risked their lives to give me that vote, makes the attitude of those who tell me ”not to bother’’ as insulting as it is stupid. But while some suffragettes have passed into legend – think Emily Wilding Davison, or Emmeline Pankhurst – many others have been lost to history.

One such woman is Sophia Duleep Singh…