Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures,
30 April 1922
Mary Ramabai was born in 1858, the daughter of a Sanskrit scholar, who believed in educating women. She became well known as a lecturer on social questions, becoming the first woman to be awarded the title 'Pandita'. She spent years working for the education of women and orphans, founding many schools and homes. She lived in great simplicity and was a prominent opponent of the caste system and child marriage. She died in 1922.

Source: _Report on the Calendar, Lectionary

    and Collects, 2000_.  The Liturgical Commission of
The Church of England, 1995.

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