Skip to main content

Ramabai, Pandita

Ramabai, Pandita (1858–1922). Indian Christian reformer. Born into a brahman family, she lost both her parents during a pilgrimage in 1874. Because her parents had encouraged her in a classical education, she was able to support herself and her brother by becoming a wandering reciter of Hindu scriptures. She so impressed pandits in Calcutta that she was given the title ‘pandita’. She met Christians in Bengal, and was helped by the Wantage Sisters (an Anglican religious order) to go to England for further education. There she and her young daughter were baptized. She went to America and secured financial support for her work, then returned to India, where she established a school especially for child widows.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Ramabai, Pandita." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Aug. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Ramabai, Pandita." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. . Encyclopedia.com. (August 17, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/ramabai-pandita

"Ramabai, Pandita." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. . Retrieved August 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/religion/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/ramabai-pandita

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.