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Cornelia Sorabji (15 November 1866 – 6 July 1954) was an Indian woman who was the first female graduate from Bombay University, the first woman to study law at Somerville College, Oxford University and the first female advocate in India, and the firs.

Cornelia Sorabji (15 November 1866 – 6 July 1954) was an Indian woman who was the first female graduate from Bombay University, the first woman to study law at Somerville College, Oxford University and the first female advocate in India, and the first woman to practice law in India and Britain. In 2012, a bust of her was unveiled at Lincoln's Inn, London. A Google Doodle celebrated her 151st birthday on 15 November 2017.

An Indian Portia: Selected Writings of Cornelia Sorabji, 1866-1954, ed. Kusoom Vadgama Cornelia Sorabji: India’s Pioneering Woman by Suparna Gooptu Opening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji, Reformer.

via: though indian (parsi) and a woman, cornelia sorabji accomplished the unimaginable in becoming the first woman to practice law in india and britain.

Cornelia Sorabji remains largely unacknowledged, although she too was extraordinary-the first woman to practice law in India and Britain, she was also possessed of an authorial voice that reflected intellectual depth, verbal felicity and keen powers of observation.

420954 22. Personal Name: Sorabji, Cornelia. Publication, Distribution, et. New Delhi Includes bibliographical references (p. 687-688) and index. Geographic Name: India Social life and customs. Personal Name: Vadgama, Kusoom. Rubrics: Women India Social conditions. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format.

selected writings of Cornelia Sorabji, 1866 to 1954. Published 2011 by Zubaan in New Delhi. Works by Cornelia Sorabji" (p. 689-691). Includes bibliographical references (p.

Publisher : ZUBAAN AN ASSO. The first woman to practice law in India and Britain, Cornelia Sorabji founded the League for Infant Welfare, Maternity and District Nursing and helped hundreds of Indian women and children during her career as one of the country's most prominent social reformers. Providing an unprecedented portrait of her influential life and work, this collection includes published writing as well as letters and diary entries gathered from private sources and the Cornelia Sorabji archives in the British Library.

Sorabji, Cornelia (1866–1954)First Indian woman to become a lawyer. sources: Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy. Born on November 15, 1866, in Nasik, in the Bombay presidency, India; died on July 6, 1954, in London, England; fifth daughter of nine children of the Rev. Sorabji Karsedji Langrana (an ex-Zoroastrian) and Francina (also seen as Franscina); graduated from Decca College in Poona, India, in 1886; studied at Somerville College in Oxford, England; received Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) in 1922.

Vadgama, who ranks Lady Hale as the third most powerful woman in Britain after the Queen and prime minister .

Vadgama, who ranks Lady Hale as the third most powerful woman in Britain after the Queen and prime minister Theresa May, recalled: There are special and personal reasons for me to admire and congratulate Lady Hale. She very kindly gave a foreword for my book, An Indian Portia: Selected writings of Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1954), a measure of her respect for Cornelia and India. Cornelia had made legal history by becoming the first woman ever to practise law in India and in Britain.

The first woman to practice law in India and Britain, Cornelia Sorabji founded the League for Infant Welfare, Maternity and District Nursing and helped hundreds of Indian women and children during her career as one of the country’s most prominent social reformers.Providing an unprecedented portrait of her influential life and work, this collection includes published writing as well as letters and diary entries gathered from private sources and the Cornelia Sorabji archives in the British Library. These documents include writings on Gandhi, the independence movement, social reform, education, welfare, the caste system and untouchability, and the position of women; they also include correspondence with figures including Judge Harrison Falkner Blair, Elena Rathbone (later Lady Richmond), the viceroys of India, and Princess Louise of England. Forewords by Brenda Hale, a justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and Coomi Kapoor, a former president of the Indian Press Corps, illuminate the heritage that Sorabji’s career and writings have left to people of India. An essential compendium for anyone interested in—or inspired by—Sorabji, this volume reveals the depths of an extraordinary figure’s dedication to public service.
An Indian Portia: Selected Writings of Cornelia Sorabji 1866 to 1954 download epub
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Author: Kusoom Vadgama
ISBN: 818988476X
Category: History
Subcategory: Asia
Language: English
Publisher: Zubaan Books (February 15, 2014)
Pages: 702 pages