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Cornelia Sorabji: First Female Lawyer of India

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[Updated:16 November 2017 11:48]
Cornelia Sorabji: First Female Lawyer of India

Google doodle celebrates the 151st birthday of Cornelia Sorabji

Google doodle celebrates the 151st birthday of Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1954) on 15th November, India's first female lawyer. She was also the first lady to study in Bombay university and then in British university "OXFORD" under the British colonial rule in India. 
 
Cornelia was raised by a British foster family. She completed her law degree in 1888 and then applied in an England university to study further where she was denied scholarship. But still, Cornelia did not lose hope and appealed to the National Indian Association and asked them for funds so she could continue her studies abroad. 
 
Fortunately she got the opportunity and sailed to England  to study at Somerville College, Oxford, thus made history in the process. 
 
After completing her 2 years of education in England she came back to India and became a specialist advocate and fought for women's in India and some other major causes. She fought aruond 600 legal cases in India, favouring women and protecting their rights. She was also opposed to the Hindu pratha of child marriage.