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Opening doors : the untold story of Cornelia Sorabji, reformer, lawyer and champion of women's rights in India

Author: Richard Sorabji
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clever, attractive and ambitious, intellectually daring and physically courageous, Cornelia Sorabji was a truly remarkable woman. As India's first female lawyer, she was original and often outspoken in her views - for example, in her criticism of Gandhi and her surprising friendship with Katherine Mayo. Cornelia Sorabji resists easy classification, either as a feminist or as an imperialist. She is an Indian whose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sorabji, Richard.
Opening doors.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010
(OCoLC)642280097
Named Person: Cornelia Sorabji; Cornelia Sorabji
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sorabji
ISBN: 9781441676733 1441676732 9780857715319 0857715313 9780857731883 0857731882
OCLC Number: 671655650
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 487 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Contents: Part I. Preparation and background from 1866 --
Part II. Ten year campaign for a legal position, 1894-1904 --
Part III. Legal Adviser for women behind the curtain --
Part IV. Friends and foes : the cost of overriding British officers and retirement to England --
Part V. Return to India: the bar, social work and politics --
Part VI. Finale.
Responsibility: Richard Sorabji.

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