What social ideas did Pandita Ramabai support?

Pandita Ramabai supported social ideas that were way ahead of its time during 19th century India. She supported womens education, widow remarriage and opposed child marriage. Pandita Ramabai faced tremendous opposition from orthodox groups who felt she was going beyond established cultural norms.

For her part, Pandita Ramabai travelled around India giving lectures on women’s emancipation and even established one of the country’s first women’s shelters and schools. Despite tremendous opposition, she persevered with her work, encouraging the British colonial government to invest more in women’s education.

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