India’s First Woman Lawyer

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Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first woman lawyer, honoured by Google

Google saluted her many achievements – the first woman graduate of University of Bombay (now Mumbai); first woman lawyer of India who practiced at Allahabad High Court; first woman to ever get admission to a British university – Oxford; and the first female to practice law both in India and Britain at the height of the Indian freedom struggle. The doodle has been designed by Jasjyot Singh Hans and shows Sorabji standing outside the Allahabad High Court, where she launched her practice, attired in a lawyer’s robe comprising a black gown, a white band and even a white wig.

 

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