A study pandita ramabai's contribution to women's cause
Bhosale Mrunal Gulabrao
Pivotal woman is Pandita Ramabai, a woman whose remarkable critique of society has been erased from the mainstream history of India, as has been the case with so many other prominent women leaders of their times. As feminists, what we must remember is that Ramabai’s erasure from history is not a case of history left out or forgotten, it is a deliberate attempt to actively suppress the accounts of women who have raised their voice against Brahmanical patriarchy and caste dominance. This makes the cause of remembering her work and life even more significant. Pandita Ramabai was born on 23rd April in the forest of Ganamal in Maharashtra to Lakshmi bai and a High caste Hindu Brahmin named Anant Shastri, who was a social reformer and was interested in educating girls. He was very learned in Sanskrit and he would read the Puranas in temples for livelihood. He was abandoned from the society for teaching his wife Sanskrit. The village Brahmans shunned him and he decided to leave the village and built a home in the forest. Soon Ramabai was born.