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Mrs Hansa Mehta

(1897-1995), Educationist and writer; Vice-Chancellor of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda; daughter of Sir Manubhai Mehta

Sitter in 5 portraits
Reformist, social activist, educator, independence activist, and writer. She participated in freedom movement activities leading to arrest and spells in prison. She held various different roles in India from 1945-60. As president of All India Women's Conference (1945-6) she proposed a Charter of Women's Rights. She represented India on the Nuclear Sub-Comittee on the status of women in 1946 and served as the Indian delegate on the UN Human Rights Commission (1947-48). She was responsible for changing the language of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from "all men are created equal" to "all human beings".

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Mrs Hansa Mehta; Jivraj Narayan Mehta, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153952

Mrs Hansa Mehta; Jivraj Narayan Mehta

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 November 1931
NPG x153952

Mrs Hansa Mehta; Jivraj Narayan Mehta, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x153953

Mrs Hansa Mehta; Jivraj Narayan Mehta

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 9 November 1931
NPG x153953


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