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Books -> Book launch fit for 'Sophia' an Indian princess, suffragette and revolutionary!
Author Anita Anand and Alexander Pringle of Bloomsbury Publishing at the launch of 'Sophia: Princess, Sufragette and Revolutionary'.

Book launch fit for 'Sophia' an Indian princess, suffragette and revolutionary!
14th January 2015

Bloomsbury Publishing hosted a launch party for Anita Anand's book 'Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary' at Daunt bookshop in Marylebone High Street, London on Wednesday 14th January 2015. Published to coincide with the film 'Suffragette', starring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, the launch party was packed with authors, feminists, friends and journalists. The biography of Sophia Duleep Singh reveals the story of the dispossessed Princess and society darling turned revolutionary. Born into royalty, her father Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass, down as far as Sindh. It was a territory irresistible to the British, who plundered everything, including the fabled Koh-i-noor diamond.

Exiled to England, the dispossessed Maharajah transformed his estate at Elveden in Suffolk into a Moghul palace, stocked with exotic animals. Sophia, god-daughter of Queen Victoria, was raised a society lady. But when, in secret defiance of the British government, she travelled to India, she returned a revolutionary - transcending her heritage to devote herself to battling injustice & inequality. Her causes were the struggle for Indian Independence, the fate of the Lascars, the welfare of Indian soldiers in the First World War and above all the fight for female suffrage.

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary by Anita Anand
Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary
by Anita Anand
Published in Hardcover (15th January 2015)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
English Language, 432 pages
ISBN-10: 1408835452
Guide Price: Hardcover - £15.90, Kindle Ed - £15.10
Click here to buy Hardcover Edition,
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