An Indian Portia
Selected Writings of Cornelia Sorabji 1866 to 1954
Distributed for Zubaan Books
Providing an unprecedented portrait of her influential life and work, this collection includes published writing as well as letters and diary entries gathered from private sources and the Cornelia Sorabji archives in the British Library. These documents include writings on Gandhi, the independence movement, social reform, education, welfare, the caste system and untouchability, and the position of women; they also include correspondence with figures including Judge Harrison Falkner Blair, Elena Rathbone (later Lady Richmond), the viceroys of India, and Princess Louise of England. Forewords by Brenda Hale, a justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and Coomi Kapoor, a former president of the Indian Press Corps, illuminate the heritage that Sorabji’s career and writings have left to people of India.
An essential compendium for anyone interested in—or inspired by—Sorabji, this volume reveals the depths of an extraordinary figure’s dedication to public service.
Foreword by COOMI KAPOOR
The Historical Setting DR PREMEN ADDY
The Selected Writings 1866-1889
APPENDIX ONE: Benjamin Jowett, Master of Balliol College
APPENDIX TWO: Caste in India
APPENDIX THREE: Prospice – The New India
APPENDIX FOUR: The Gandhi Apocrypha
APPENDIX FIVE: Gandhi Interrogated: an interview
APPENDIX SIX: Temple-entry and Untouchability
APPENDIX SEVEN: The Present Situation in India – a record of the Chatham House meeting, 24 October 1940
Works by Cornelia Sorabji