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Cornelia SorabjiIndia's Pioneering Woman Lawyer$

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Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195678345

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.001.0001

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2. Printed Primary Sources

2. Printed Primary Sources

Cornelia Sorabji
Oxford University Press

(A) Government Reports

The Indian Code, Vol. V, Calcutta, 1957.

The Bengal Code, Vol. II, Government of Bengal, Legislative Department, Calcutta, 1936.

Macaulay, Lord, ‘Minute on Indian Education 1835’ in G. M. Young (ed.) Speeches by Lord Macaulay, Oxford, 1935.

Mitra, N.N. (ed.), Indian Annual Register, July–December 1929, Calcutta, 1930.

——, Indian Annual Register July–December 1932, Calcutta, 1933.

(p.214) (B) Newspapers

The Times (London)

The Statesman (Calcutta)

The Indian Mirror (Calcutta)

(C) Works by Cornelia Sorabji


Love and Life Behind the Purdah, Freemantle & Co., London, 1901.

Sun Babies: Studies in the Child Life of India, John Murray, London, 1904.

Between the Twilights: Being Studies of Indian Women by One of Themselves, Harper, London, 1908.

Indian Tales Of the Great Ones Among Men, Women, and Bird-people, Blackie, Bombay, 1916.

The Purdahnashin with a forward by the Countess of Minto, Thacker, Spink & Co, Calcutta, 1917.

Sun Babies: Studies in Colour, Blackie, London, 1918.

Shubala—A Child-mother, Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta, 1920.

Therefore: An Impression of Sorabji Kharsedji Langrana and His Wife Franscina, OUP, Humphrey Milford, London, 1924.

Sun Babies, Blackie, London, 1926.

Gold Mohur Time: ‘To Remember’: A play, More Press, London, 1930.

Susie Sorabji, Christian—Parsee Educationist of Western India: A Memoir, OUP, London, 1932.

India Calling: The Memories of Cornelia Sorabji, Nisbet & Co., London, 1934.

India Recalled, Nisbet & Co., London, 1936.

Queen Mary's Book For India, G. G. Harrap, London, 1943.


‘Stray Thoughts of an Indian Girl’, The Nineteenth Century, October 1891, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

‘The Parsees’, The Nineteenth Century, March 1893, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

‘Recollections and Reflections’, The Indian Magazine And Review, August 1901, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

‘English And Indian: A Study’, The Monthly Review, November 1902, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

‘Concerning Famines in India’, Empire and Review, November 1902, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

‘Benjamin Jowett, Master of Balliol: Some Reflections’, The Nineteenth Century, 1903, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

(p.215) ‘Max Müller’, Temple Bar, May 1903.

‘Our International Opportunity in India’, The Calcutta Review, 1913, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

‘A Hindu Guru's Views of the Political Situation in India’, The Nineteenth Century, July 1914, MSS Eur.F.165/124, India Office Records, London.

‘Rabindranath Tagore: the Novelist as Historian of our Own Times’ (written in 1919 but unpublished), MSS Eur.F.165/32, India Office Records, London.

‘The Scheme for Training Orthodox Hindu Nurses’ (Note written at the request of the Secretary, Dufferin Hospital Committee, 31 July 1919, but unpublished), MSS Eur.F.165/31, India Office Records, London.

‘Zenana-Dwellers: The Selfless Women of Hinduism, Keepers of the God-Rules, Asia, March 1924, MSS Eur.F.165/155, India Office Records, London.

‘Indian Women of the Outside: The Emancipated Who With No Book of Rules Have Attained to New Spheres of Freedom’, Asia, April 1924, MSS Eur.F.165/ 155, India Office Records, London.

‘In the Courts: Some Observations’, The Statesman, Calcutta, 3 August 1926.

‘Mahatma Gandhi’, The Nineteenth Century, September 1926, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

‘Mother India: The Incense of Service: What sacrifice can We Make?’, The Englishman, Calcutta, 31 August 1927.

‘The Women of India: Behind the Purdah, Education and Emancipation’ (Unpublished and undated), MSS Eur.F.165/162 containing articles written between 1927 and 1932, India Office Records, London.

‘Social Service Work Among Women in India’, The Times (London), 3 April 1929.

‘Juvenile Delinquency: The New Bill And Needed Reforms, Statesman (Calcutta), 13 August 1929.

‘Caste in India’, The Nineteenth Century, April 1930, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

‘India and Nationalism’, manuscript of talk at Williams College, Institute of Politics, 28 August 1930, MSS Eur.F.165/179, India Office Records, London.

‘The Swaraj of Mahatma Gandhi’ (Unpublished 1931–32), MSS Eur.F.165/181, India Office Records, London.

‘The Gandhi Apocrypha’, The Nineteenth Century, November 1931, Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.

‘Gandhi Interrogated: An Interview’, Atlantic Monthly, April 1932, MSS Eur.F.165/ 181, India Office Records, London.

‘Broadcasting and India's Future: What May Be Done for India's Women’, World Radio, 18 November 1932, MSS Eur.F.165/183, India Office Records, London.

‘The Sympathy which Debilitates’ (Written in July 1932 but unpublished), MSS Eur.F.165/233, India Office Records, London.

(p.216) ‘Temple Entry and Untouchability’, The Nineteenth Century, June 1933, MSS Eur.F.165/195, India Office Records, London.

‘Some Comedies of Polling Day in India: The Veiled Woman Votes’, Evening News, 1 August 1933, MSS Eur.F.165/196, India Office Records, London.

‘Hindu Prince who Blends 2nd Century with 20th: His Highness of Mysore’, Evening News, 22 July 1936, MSS Eur.F.165/196, India Office Records, London.

‘Communism in India’, Contemporary Russia (Autumn 1937), MSS Eur.F. 165/ 193, India Office Records, London.

‘Tea Time Talks: Women in Changing India’ (Written on 4 November 1937 but unpublished), MSS Eur.F.165/155, India Office Records, London.

‘Travel Talk: All India Tour’ (Written in 1943 but unpublished), Richard Sorabji Collection, Oxford.