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Desai, Manilal Ambalal (1879–1926), lawyer, journalist, and political activist, was born in Gotalawadi, Surat, Gujarat, India, in 1879. He received his secondary education at the Mission High School in Gujarat and then moved to Bombay where he gained a law degree about 1899. He worked for a solicitor for about a decade, then opened his own firm in ...

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Hawksley, Bourchier Francis (1851–1915), lawyer and imperialist, was born on 4 April 1851 at Barlborough, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the son of John Hawksley, a Church of England priest who in 1874 was commissioner to the bishop of Saskatchewan and in 1883 became an honorary canon of ...

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John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow (1821–1911) by E. Braconnier © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ludlow, John Malcolm Forbes (1821–1911), lawyer and social activist, was born in Neemuch, India, on 8 March 1821, the youngest in the family of two sons and three daughters of Lieutenant-Colonel John Ludlow of the East India Company, and his wife, Maria Jane...

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Denis Nowell Pritt (1887–1972) by Howard Coster, 1944 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pritt, Denis Nowell (1887–1972), lawyer and political activist, was born at Fern Bank, Greenhill Park, Harlesden, Middlesex, on 22 September 1887, the younger of two children of Harry Walter Pritt, metal merchant, and his wife, Mary Owen Wilson. Educated at Winchester College (1901–5), and ...