Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was one of several Indian-born social reformers who saw parallels between British colonial rule in India and racism against black people in the United States. During her visit to the U.S. in 1941, she identified as a “colored woman,” spoke out against discrimination, and only stayed with black families in an act of racial solidarity. Chattopadhyay was also invested in the arts, and spent her life fighting for feminism and sovereignty for all colonized people worldwide. She published some 20 books by the time of her death in 1988. She was 85.