Opening Doors: The Untold Story of Cornelia Sorabji, Reformer, Lawyer and Champion of Women's Rights in India

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Clever, attractive and ambitious, intellectually daring and physically courageous, Cornelia Sorabji was a truly remarkable woman. As India’s first female lawyer, she was original and often outspoken in her views -- for example, in her criticism of Gandhi and her surprising friendship with Katherine Mayo. Cornelia Sorabji resists easy classification, either as a feminist or as an imperialist. 

An Indian whose loyalty to the British Raj never wavered. A passionate advocate of women’s rights whose own career was nearly compromised through her inappropriate relationship with a married man. An independent and free-thinking intellectual who depended for work on patronage from an élite circle. Cornelia Sorabji's long and fulfilling life was anything but simple. How did she reconcile these apparent contradictions? How did she succeed in opening doors to aspects of Indian and British life which remain closed to so many, even today -- and where did she run into difficulties?

Through its beguiling portrait of a determined and pioneering woman at the heart of the Raj, this rich and important story will captivate everyone with an interest in Indian or British history.

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Richard Sorabji is an Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, and Cyprus Global Distinguished Professor of Classics at New York University. He is the author of three books on the physical universe (Necessity Cause and Blame; Time Creation and the Continuum; Matter, Space and Motion) and three books on Mind and Morals (Animal Minds and Human Morals; Emotion and Peace of Mind; Self: Individuality, Life, and Death). Among other books, he co-edited The Ethics of War in Different Traditions. He is the founder and Director of a project at King's College, London on the transition between ancient and medieval philosophy, which to date has resulted in 80 volumes of translation and a Sourcebook.  He is currently writing a book on the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.

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""Richard Sorabji does not just tell the story of a woman who will wake up historians. His work on Cornelia Sorabji's letters and diaries and his understanding, as her nephew, of her relations with her family, enables him to examine another paradox, always fascinating to biographers: that of the intelligent and strong woman who, despite her clarity of understanding, allows emotional entanglements to derail her career. ‘Opening Doors’ is a startling example of biography through history and history through biography."" -- Janet Morgan, author of Edwina Mountbatten: A Life of Her Own

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