#GAReads | How Indian women contributed to the suffrage movement
100 years ago, British women won the right to vote, after decades of resistance.
The Representation of the People Act 1918 granted women older than 30 and with property the right to cast the ballot.
But as Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett were lionised as leaders, the contribution of working-class women and women of colour was barely acknowledged.
South Asian women, for instance, played a seminal role.