Pandita Ramabai

Standard Name: Ramabai, Pandita
Birth Name: Ramabai Dongre
Married Name: Ramabai Medhavi
Styled: Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati
Religious Name: Mary Rama
PR was a tireless advocate for the importance of education (both secular and religious) for women, and Indian self-reliance. Fifty-five years after her death, A. B. Shah called her the greatest woman produced by modern India and one of the greatest Indians in all history.
Burton, Antoinette. At the Heart of the Empire. University of California Press.
She published in English, Marathi, Hindi and Sanskrit, and her writing was largely tied to her reform work. Her publications include several non-fiction books, pamphlets, and letters on aspects of Indian womanhood, education, and religion in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century, as well as poetry, hymns, music, travel books and a translation of the Bible into Marathi.


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19 March 1891: The Age of Consent to Marriage Bill was passed...

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19 March 1891

The Age of Consent to Marriage Bill was passed by the IndianLegislative Council; it raised the age of consent for girls from ten to twelve.


Bodley, Rachel L., and Pandita Ramabai. “Introduction”. The High-Caste Hindu Woman, Jas B. Rogers, 1888, p. i - xxiv.
Ramabai, Pandita, and Jenny Fuller. “Introduction”. The Wrongs of Indian Womanhood, Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, 1900.
Kosambi, Meera, and Pandita Ramabai. “Introduction: Returning the American Gaze: Situating Pandita Ramabai’s American Encounter”. Pandita Ramabai’s American Encounter : The Peoples of the United States, 1889, Meera Kosambi and Meera Kosambiedited & translated by , Indiana University Press, 2003, pp. 1-46.
Ramabai, Pandita. Pandita Ramabai Through Her Own Words: Selected Works. Kosambi, MeeraEditor & translator , Oxford University Press, 2000.
Ramabai, Pandita. Pandita Ramabai’s American Encounter. Kosambi, MeeraEditor & translator , Indiana University Press, 2003.
Ramabai, Pandita. Stri Dharma Niti. 1882.
Ramabai, Pandita. The High-Caste Hindu Woman. Jas. B. Rodgers, 1887.
Ramabai, Pandita. The High-Caste Hindu Woman. Jas. B. Rodgers, 1888.
Ramabai, Pandita. Yunaited Stetsci lokasthiti ani pravasavrtta. Nirnayasagara Chapakhanyanta chapali, 1889.