Dorothy Jinarajadasa to Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Scope and Content

Encloses copy of a printed letter sent out to Indian women from the Women's Indian Association. Feels that if women in India lose their opportunity to come into the present reform schemes, it may be many years before they have another chance. Encloses also copy of a letter to Lord Southborough, Chairman of the Franchise Committee (investigating need for electoral reforms in India). Manuscript (2 pages).


1. Printed letter (see above) which quotes from a letter from Mrs Fawcett urging the Association to action in regard to the Franchise Committee and outlines action for women to take

2. Letter to the Chairman and members of the Franchise Committee outlining the history of the women's suffrage movement in England, and expressing the hope that governmental mistakes will not be repeated in India. Says there is a growing movement among Indian women for progress. Points out the great power the Committee has to influence the question of votes for Indian women.

Typed, carbon copy, signed (4 pages)