RAMABAI [Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati]

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1. Photograph captioned 'Pandita Ramabai & her gifted daughter Manoramabai, the widely known phialthropist who has opened widows homes in Poona and at Bangalore containing over 600 widows oprhans and infants - all worked on faith lines. Originally a Brahmone - well versed in Sanscrit, hence "Pandita" (Professor). Her daughter was educated in America while she was educated in England and was baptized there. Has been in America also. A good speaker in English'. Undated. Photograh by J. Paul, Bangalore.

2. Photograph? of Pandita Ramabai as a young woman (head & shoulders), undated

Administrative / Biographical History

Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati (23 April 1858 – 5 April 1922) was an Indian social reformer, a champion for the emancipation of women, and a pioneer in education. She was accorded the titles of Pandita as a Sanskrit scholar and Sarasvati as a scholar after being examined by faculty of the University of Calcutta. Pandita Ramabai was a social worker, scholar and a champion of women's rights, freedom and education. Pandita Ramabai participated in the freedom movement and was one of the 10 women delegates of the Congress session of 1889. [Source: Wikipedia]

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