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Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

(1872-1958), Author; wife of Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda

Sitter in 12 portraits
Born as Shrimant Gajrabai Devi, Chimnabhai was the daughter of Shrimant Sardar Bajirao Amritrao Gahtge Sarjerao of Dewas (Senior). Maharani Chimnabai, also known as Chimnabai II, was the second wife of Sayajirao Gaekwad and was given the title of Maharani of Baroda. An intelligent and open-minded woman, she worked towards the advancement of education for girls and the abolishment of the purdah system and child marriage. She became the first president of the All India Women's Conference (AIWC) in 1927. Her daughter Indira Dev became the consort of Jitendra Narayan, Maharaja of Cooch Behar.

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Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda, by Vandyk - NPG x129477

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

by Vandyk
glass negative, 24 October 1911
NPG x129477

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda, by Vandyk - NPG x129478

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

by Vandyk
10 x 12 inch glass plate negative, 24 October 1911
NPG x129478

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda, by Vandyk - NPG x129479

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

by Vandyk
10 x 12 inch glass plate negative, 24 October 1911
NPG x129479

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda, by Vandyk - NPG x129480

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

by Vandyk
10 x 12 inch glass plate negative, 24 October 1911
NPG x129480

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda, by Vandyk - NPG x129481

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

by Vandyk
10 x 12 inch glass plate negative, 24 October 1911
NPG x129481

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda, by Vandyk - NPG x129482

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

by Vandyk
10 x 12 inch glass plate negative, 24 October 1911
NPG x129482

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda, by Vandyk - NPG x32189

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

by Vandyk
glass negative, 24 October 1911
NPG x32189

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda, by Vandyk - NPG x32190

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

by Vandyk
glass negative, 24 October 1911
NPG x32190

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda, by Vandyk - NPG x32191

Chimnabai II, Maharani of Baroda

by Vandyk
glass negative, 24 October 1911
NPG x32191

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