PANDITA RAMABAI SARASVATI (Apritl 23, 1858-Apritl 5, 1922) was an Indian social reformer. She was one of ten women delegates of the Congress session of 1889. She founded Mukti Mission at Kedgaon Village. It was named Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission. Her work was committed to ending the oppression of women in India, including child marriages.
Offering a three-piece assemblage of items relating to Ramabai’s work, including:
*A 5 1/4 x 8 3/4, single sheet, printed, explanation of her work along with the platform of her organization. In part, “...Those who talked with the Pundita Ramabai about the errand which brought her hither, or who listened to the burning words in which she set forth from the platform her needs of her fellow-women in India and her plans of lifting them by education out of their social slavery, knew that here was no ordinary enthusiast.” Thus, an organization was born called Ramabai Circle for the Elevation of Women in India. “The essence of its simple constitution was the following pledge:
“I, the undersigned, do hereby pledge myself to pay annually, for the space of ten years, the sum of one dollar, to the Ramabai Circle for the Elevation of Women in India, of which Circle by virtue of said payment I became a member; and said payment shall be due on the first day of November in each year.”
*A 3 x 5 pledge sheet with the holder agreeing to pay one dollar a year to support the Ramabai Circle for the Elevation of Women in India.
*Cover addressed to the apparent recipient of the explanation sheet and the pledge card.
Expected toning. Soiling to the cover. Else very good and a fine example of a social justice movement founded and led by one woman to secure the freedom of women in India.
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