Pandita Ramabai

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Birthday
23, 1858
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 5, 1922 (63)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1858
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Apr 5, 1922 (63)

About

Famous for championing the causes of female education and emancipation, Ramabai is also remembered for her scholarly contributions to the study of Sanskrit.

Before Fame

As the daughter of prominent scholar Anant Shastri, she received an excellent childhood education. By her early teenage years, she could read Sanskrit, as well as Hindustani, Marathi, Bengali, and Kanarese.

Trivia

In the late 1870s, she was awarded Calcutta University's prestigious titles of Saraswati and Pandita.

Family Life

She and her brother and fellow women's education proponent delivered lectures throughout India. In the early 1880s, she married attorney Bipin Behari Medhvi and gave birth to a daughter named Manorama Bai.

Associated With

She and Anna Hazare were both prominent Indian activists.