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TOURISM IN THE ARCHIVES: Colonial Modernity and the Zenana in Cornelia Sorabji’s Memoirs

Antoinette Burton

in Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses that Cornelia Sorabji was at the center of debates about the role that the zenana, and by extension the precints of house and home, should play in shaping modern Indian ... More


Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Antoinette Burton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book uses the writing of three 20th century Indian women to interrogate the status of the traditional archive, reading their memoirs, fictions, and histories as counter-narratives of colonial ... More


The Oxford Days: 1889–93

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter first addresses the entry of women into higher education and professions in England. It specifically deals with Cornelia Sorabji in Somerville Hall, Oxford. When she joined Somerville ... More


Formative Years: 1866–89

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Cornelia Sorabji was born in a Parsee family at Nasik (Bombay Presidency) on 15 November 1866. The Parsees, a minority group in India, are followers of Zoroaster and worshippers of fire. Although the ... More


In Colonial Bureaucracy

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter first provides a discussion on legal help to the purdahnashins and extensions of the authority of the Empire. Cornelia Sorabji's duties as the lady legal adviser to the court of wards ... More


Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Suparna Gooptu

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book presents the biography of Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954), the first woman to study law at Oxford. A Parsee and daughter of a converted Christian, Cornelia was among the early Indian women to ... More


The Political Self

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Cornelia Sorabji's political thinking had an important bearing on her life and work. The most distinguishing aspect of her political self was her implicit faith in the British Empire. In defending ... More


At the Calcutta High Court

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter begins by considering Cornelia Sorabji as she fights male bias in the legal profession. She became a victim of the reluctance of the Calcutta Bar to enlarge its membership, though in ... More


The Roving Practitioner of Law: 1893–1904

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Cornelia Sorabji was aware of the difficulties that she would have to face in pursuing a career in the legal profession when she returned to India. She spent her time in trying to secure a foothold ... More


The Bengal League of Social Service for Women, Katherine Mayo and Cornelia

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

While engaged in the struggle to establish herself in the legal profession at Calcutta High Court, Cornelia Sorabji did not forsake her connection and association with the purdahnashins. She helped ... More


Prologue

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Cornelia Sorabji was the first woman to study law in Oxford, the second Indian woman barrister, and among the first Indian women to practise at the Calcutta High Court, to be appointed to a senior ... More


Modernism in the Zenana: The Domestic Spaces of Sorabji, Hussain, and Ishvani

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the works of Cornelia Sorabji, Iqbalunnisia Hussain, G. Ishvani, and Krupabai Satthianadhan, Indian women writers who gained prominence during the late-colonial period. It ... More


Epilogue

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The trajectory of Cornelia Sorabji's life experience shows that she struggled to be India's pioneer woman lawyer at a time when British power had reached its zenith. The most enduring aspect of her ... More


Critical Characters in Search of an Author: Cornelia Sorabji and Virginia Woolf

Urvashi Vashist

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Can a dialogic New Modernist paradigm be made to fulfill its intended potential as a literary and scholarly geomodernist geopolitical equalizer? With this question in the background, this chapter ... More


Young Shoulders, Mighty Responsibilities: Child-Wife

Susmita Roye

in Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

By the final decades of the nineteenth century, the child-wife had come under the purview of reformist legislation in British India. Infant marriage was widely prevalent in most parts of the ... More


Burning Matters: Sati

Susmita Roye

in Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Sati in British India came to simultaneously refer to the widow-burning rite as well as to the self-immolating widow. With growing imperialist interests in the Empire in India, the British ... More


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