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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneer Woman Lawyer: A Biography


ISBN13: 9780198067924
Published: June 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: India
Format: Paperback
Price: £11.99



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Acknowledged as India's first woman barrister, Cornelia Sorabji's (1866-1954) life and activities have always perplexed public intellectuals and Indian nationalists. Sorabji occupies a significant place in Indian history as she played a vital role in opening up the legal profession to women much before they were formally allowed to plead before the courts of law. Through a careful analysis of Sorabji's writings, personal correspondence, and other writings, Suparna Gooptu unveils the life of this revolutionary woman. Often condemned as an 'imperial surrogate', Sorabji's life depicts both internal and external turmoil of a colonial subject who, in trying to negotiate her dual subjectivity to colonialism and societal patriarchy, was left with little space of her own.

Subjects:
Biography
Contents:
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
GLOSSARY
CORNELIA SORABJI'S LIFE AT A GLANCE
SORABJI FAMILY TREE
PREFACE
PROLOGUE
1. MAKING OF A 'DIFFERENT' INDIAN WOMAN -FORMATIVE YEARS: 1866-89
THE OXFORD DAYS: 1889-93
2. IN COLONIAL PROFESSIONS-THE ROVING PRACTITIONER OF LAW: 1893-1904
IN COLONIAL BUREAUCRACY, AT THE CALCUTTA HIGH COURT
3. IN SEARCH FOR AN ALTERNATIVE PUBLIC SPACE-THE BENGAL LEAGUE OF SOCIAL SERVICE FOR WOMEN
KATHERINE MAYO AND CORNELIA
THE POLITICAL SELF
EPILOGUE
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
APPENDICES
INDEX