Google’s Doodle Honours India’s First Woman Advocate, Cornelia Sorabji

Google India pays tribute to (Doodle) Cornelia Sorabji, the first woman to graduate in law from India as early as 1892 and the first Indian national to attend a British University

Cornelia Sorabji was an Indian woman who was the first female graduate from Bombay University, the first woman to study law at Oxford University, the first female advocate in India, and the first woman to practice law in India and Britain

Cornelia was born in Nashik in the erstwhile Bombay Presidency of colonial India on this day in 1866. Her parents Reverend Sorabji Karsedji and Francina Ford were advocates of women’s education and established several girls’ schools in Pune. They encouraged Cornelia to take higher studies, and she went on to become the first woman to be graduated from Bombay University.

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