Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first female barrister
Our popular ‘back to history’ series is here again. This feature on Sepia Stories is on India’s first female barrister Cornelia Sorabji. The laws in the country were such that they wouldn’t permit her to be called or declared a barrister until 1923. The law then didn’t permit women in what was reserved as a male bastion. Sorabji has many firsts to her credit including being the first female lawyer to pass out of Bombay University and the first to read at Oxford University.