Woodman, Dorothy, Ms


Historian and political scientist. Woodman was engaged in the political fight against fascism and imperialism, and was active in the struggle for independence in India, Burma, Indonesia and Vietnam. She was described as 'too much of a firebrand' for the Women's International League. Woodman and her companion Kingsley Martin (sometime editor of the New Statesman in its heyday) were 'the only unofficial British guests at the 1948 ceremony of hoisting the new Burmese flag in Rangoon'. [taken from West, A. 2001. 'Naga Independence, Women and Radical Collectors' in Shelton, A (ed) Collectors: Expressions of Self and Other. Horniman Museum and Gardens.]

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