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Saroj Nalini Dutt
Indian feminist

Saroj Nalini Dutt

Saroj Nalini Dutt
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Intro Indian feminist
Was Social worker
From India
Gender female
Birth 9 October 1887, Bandel
Death 19 January 1925, Kolkata (aged 37 years)
Father: Brajendranath De
Spouse: Gurusaday Dutt
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Saroj Nalini Dutt, MBE, (9 October 1887 – 19 January 1925) was an Indian feminist and social reformer.


Saroj Nalini De was born in her father’s country house in Bandel, near Hooghly, in Bengal Province. Her father was Brajendranath De. She was brought up with her brothers and sisters and shared with them an education under a tutor and a governess. Members of her paternal family frequently visited the Brahmo Sammilan Samaj in Bhowanipore, Calcutta.

In 1905, she married Gurusaday Dutt. In 1909, her only child Birendrasaday was born.


After her death her husband Gurusaday Dutt founded The Saroj Nalini Dutt Memorial Association (1925) as the apex body for all the Mahila Samitis in Bengal. This body was later affiliated to the Associated Country Women of the World, an international organisation dedicated to the upliftment of the status of women worldwide. This organisation's activities were greatly expanded by her daughter-in-law Aroti Dutt, who was president of the association from 1972 and 2003.

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