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Love and Life Behind the Purdah
Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1952) was a pioneer in the tradition of Indian-Parsee women's literature in English. This collection of Sorabji's short stories reflects her fascination with orthodox Hindu women and her frustrated feminist ambitions to liberate them from their enforced or self-willed domesticity.
Hardcover, 186 pages
Published February 6th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 1901)
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Cornelia Sorabji (15 November 1866 – 6 July 1954) was the first female advocate from India when admitted to Allahabad High Court. She was the first female graduate from Bombay University, and in 1889 became the first woman to read law at Oxford University, and also the first Indian national to study at any British university. Later she became the first woman to practise law in India and Britain. I ...more