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India Calling (2004) By Cornelia Sorabji

India Calling (2004) By Cornelia Sorabji

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India Calling (2004) By Cornelia Sorabji. Edited by Elleke Boehmer and Naella Grew.
Cornelia Sorabji (1866 – 1954), the pioneering Indian lawyer and woman of letters, spent her life in a long struggle to open public institutions to women in India. She was the first woman to graduate from Bombay University and the first to be granted a B.C.L degree from the University of Oxford. As she records in her compelling autobiography India Calling (1932), Cornelia Sorabji worked for many years in imperial India as Ladies’ Legal Advisor representing women ‘behind the veil’. Parsee by background, yet ‘brought up English’, an imperial civil servant mistreated by the imperial bureaucracy, a pro-woman non-feminist, Cornelia Sorabji embodied some of the most powerful contradictions of empire of her time. India Calling is her powerful, path-breaking story.

 

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Cornelia Sorabji (1866 – 1954), the pioneering Indian lawyer and woman of letters, spent her life in a long struggle to open public institutions to women in India. She was the first woman to graduate from Bombay University and the first to be granted a B.C.L degree from the University of Oxford. As she records in her compelling autobiography India Calling (1932), Cornelia Sorabji worked for many years in imperial India as Ladies’ Legal Advisor representing women ‘behind the veil’. Parsee by background, yet ‘brought up English’, an imperial civil servant mistreated by the imperial bureaucracy, a pro-woman non-feminist, Cornelia Sorabji embodied some of the most powerful contradictions of empire of her time. India Calling is her powerful, path-breaking story.

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