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Anna Chandy - India's first woman judge

Anna Chandy - India's first woman judge

Anna Chandy (born May 4, 1905, Travancore; death- July 20, 1966, Kerala) was India's first woman judge. He became the first woman judge in India in a district court in 1937. Anna Chandy was the first woman judge in India; perhaps she was the second woman to reach the post of High Court Judge (1959) in the world.

Early life

Justice Anna Chandy was born on May 4, 1905, in the then Indian Travancore State (now Kerala), a Malayali Syrian Christian parents. She was the first woman in the state of Kerala, who had obtained the degree of law.


In the year 1928, Anna Chandy came to judicial service and was sent to Sir C.P. Ramaswamy, who was the then Diwan of Travancore, was appointed as the District Judge (Munsif). He was working in the Kerala High Court from February 9, 1959 to April 5, 1967 as judge. During his tenure, he gave birth to career expectations of women in the legal field of India.


Judge Anna Chandy died on July 20, 1996.

Related Question:-

Q.1 Who was the first woman judge of India?
A. Leila Seth
B. Fathima Beevi
C. Arati Saha
D. Anna Chandy
Ans: Anna Chandy

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