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This map for the 1911 Women’s Coronation Procession shows the contingent of Indian women, as well as groups from the Empire and other countries. Marching from Westminster to the Albert Hall in London, the overall procession involved some 60,000 women carrying banners demanding that women be given the vote.

The 'great demonstration' was organised by the Women’s Social and Political Union and, to highlight the global campaign for votes for women, featured delegations from other countries as well as from across the British Empire. The Indian delegation recruited among Indian women resident in Britain as well as visitors from India, including the Maharani and Gaekwar of Baroda.

The Indian representation in the procession was comparatively modest, yet it had an impact insofar as the group received wider comment by officials and in the press.

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