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Lolita Roy

Person  Female  Born 1895 

Categories: Gender Issues

Countries: India

Also known as Mrs. P. L. Roy. Indian social reformer and suffragist who played an active role in the social life of Indians in London, as well as in campaigns for women's suffrage in Britain and India. She was described in The Vote in 1911 as 'one of the most emancipated of Indian women'. President of the London Indian Union from 1908.

From our picture source: "from Calcutta and was married to Piera Lal Roy who was an Indian barrister, and the couple had six children. She became president of the London Indian Union Society in 1910 and begun playing an influential role in the Indian section of the female suffrage movement. The Roy’s relocated to London where Mrs Roy was quite actively involved in the British suffrage movement and for the empowerment of Indian women. ... She was a member of the ‘Eastern League’, set up by both Indian and British women to raise money for the Indian Soldiers’ Fund."

She was born in Calcutta and married in about 1886. She spent about 20 years in London, leaving by the 1920s. Still alive in 1932 but her date of death is unknown.

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Fawcett frieze - 26, Roy

Mrs P. L. Roy, 1865 - unknown

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