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The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji - Reformer, Lawyer and Champion of Women's Rights in India

A well-researched and personal lecture on the first female lawyer in India, a social reformer and a champion of women's rights.

Richard Sorabji throws new light on the life of the extraordinary woman who was his aunt as well as India's first woman lawyer. With the special insight and knowledge he possesses as Cornelia's nephew, and through scrupulous research in her unpublished papers, he explains her involvement with Katherine Mayo, her disagreements with Gandhi, her disappointments in her career and other crucial aspects of her life. Moving between Britain (Oxford and London in particular), and India, Professor Sorabji gives us a vivid larger picture of the influential worlds Cornelia inhabited which is interesting on many levels. Richard Sorabji does not just tell the story of a woman who will wake up historians; he provides a startling example of biography through history and history through biography.

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Date and Time:

17 June 2010 at 6:00 pm


1 hour



Gresham College
Barnard's Inn Hall
+44 20 78 31 05 75

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