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Hansa Jivraj Mehta

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Hansa Jivraj Mehta (1897-1995) was a South Asian social activist and feminist.[1][2] She studied philosophy at Baroda College.[1] She was one of the 15 women in the Constituent Assembly that drafted the Indian Constitution.[2]  Mehta founded the Desh Sevika Dal in 1930.[2] She was arrested for it in 1932.[2] She was the president of India's Women's Conference from 1945-1946.[3] Mehta was an Indian delegate at the United Nations Human Rights Commission from 1947-1948.[1] She was also part of the Fundamental Rights Subcommittee.[3] She was passionate about human rights and fought for continuing education for all genders.[3] Mehta was the vice-chancellor of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Hansa Jivraj Mehta". Constitution of India. Retrieved 2024-02-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "ProQuest expands". Interlending & Document Supply. 31 (1). 2003-03-01. doi:10.1108/ilds.2003.12231aab.011. ISSN 0264-1615.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ravichandran, Priya (2016-02-26). "Hansa Mehta (1897 – 1995)". Women Architects of the Indian Republic. Retrieved 2024-02-09.