Sorabji, Cornelia

About Cornelia Sorabji

Mossman, Mary Jane. “Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954): A Pioneer Woman Lawyer in Britain and India.” Women's History Review, vol. 29, no. 4, 2020

Sorabji, Richard. “Opening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji - Reformer, Lawyer and Champion of Women's Rights in India.” Gresham College, 17 Jun. 2010

Gooptu, Suparna. Cornelia Sorabji : India's Pioneer Woman Lawyer: A Biography, 2006



Chattopadhyay, Sayan. "Disowning 'Indianness': Images of Indian Womanhood and the 'English' Self of Cornelia Sorabji." Prose Studies, vol. 37, no. 1, 2015

Gangoli, Geetanjali. “One of a Kind.” Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 37, no. 6, 2002

Trivedi, Lisa. “India Calling: the Memories of Cornelia Sorabji, India's First Woman Barrister.” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, vol. 3, no. 3, 2002



Roye, Susmita. “Saint or Sinner? Suttee in the Depiction of Flora Annie Steel and Cornelia Sorabji.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, vol. 52, no. 2, 2017

Baptista, Cristina. “Are You as Anglo as I Am Indian?” Anglo Saxonica, vol. 3, no. 13, 2017

Vashist, Urvashi. “Critical Characters in Search of an Author: Cornelia Sorabji and Virginia Woolf.” Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries, Vandivere and Hicks (eds.), 2016

Roye, Susmita. “Stereotyping the Feminist Lady Doctor in British India: A Study of the Literary Depictions by Colonial Women Writers.” Studies in the Humanities, vol. 41, no. 1-2, 2015

Banerjee, Sukanya. “Empire, Nation, and the Professional Citizen: Reading Cornelia Sorabji's India Calling.” Prose Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, 2006

Mossman, Mary Jane. “Cornelia Sorabji: A 'Woman in Law' in India in the 1890s.” Canadian Journal of Women & the Law, vol. 16, no. 1, 2004

Ash, Ranjana Sidhanta. “Two Early-Twentieth-Century Women Writers: Cornelia Sorabji and Sarojini Naidu.” A History of Indian Literature in English, Arvind (ed.), 2003

Rastogi, Pallavi. “'The World Around and the World Afar All Seemed Compassed': Cosmopolitan Ethnicity in the Victorian Metropolis.” Women's Studies, vol. 32, no. 6, 2003

Burton, Antoinette. “'The Purdahnashin in Her Setting': Colonial Modernity and the Zenana in Cornelia Sorabji's Memoirs.” Feminist Review, vol. 65, 2000

Burton, Antoinette. At the Heart of the Empire: Indians and the Colonial Encounter in Late-Victorian Britain, 1998



Autobiography/Life Writing

India Recalled (1936)

India Calling: The Memories of Cornelia Sorabji (1935)


Short Story Collections

With Warwick Goble. Shikhandi: The Maiden-Knight and Other Stories (1916)

Love and Life beyond the Purdah (1901)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Temple-Entry and Untouchability (1933)

Susie Sorabji, Christian-Parsee Educationist of Western India: A Memoir (1932)

India: Discussed by Dr. Haridas Thakordas Muzumdar, Miss Cornelia Sorabji, Charles Freer Andrews, Claude Francis Strickland, November 22, 1930. (1931)

Shubala – A Child-Mother (1920)

Sun Babies: Studies in Colour (1918)

The Purdahnashin (1917)

Indian Tales of the Great Ones Among Men, Women and Bird-People (1917)

Between the Twilights: Being Studies of India Women by one of Themselves (1908)

Portraits of Some Indian Women (1905)

Sun-Babies: Studies in the Child-Life of India (1904)



Gold Mohur: Time to Remember (1930)