A hundred years ago | Sept. 17, 1919. Archives

From the Archives (September 17, 1919): Gorgeous Oriental Costumes.

The “Daily Chronicle” in its issue of the 8th August wrote as follows: — Gergeous Oriental costumes blazed in the rich and sombre corridors of the India Office yesterday. The occasion was an unprecedented one (writes a “Daily Chronicle” representative), and was really a direct appeal by distinguished Indian ladies who are permanent residents in this country for the enfranchisement of Indian women. A long time of motor-cars drew up at the office of the Secretary of State for India during the afternoon, and from them descended in native costumes a notable assembly of Indian ladies, whose work in art, literature, politics, and finance is well-known in both hemispheres. Some of the ladies wore a number of beautifully jewelled Indian ornaments. The deputation, headed by Mrs. Sarojini Naidu, the famous Indian poetess, was shown into one of the handsomely appointed committee rooms, where they were received by Mr. Montagu, the Secretary of State, and Sir Thomas Holden, the Under Secretary for India.

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