7. Travelling Through Interstitial Spaces: The Radical Spiritual Journeys of Pandita Mary Ramabai Saraswathi

Translocal Lives and Religion - Connections between Asia and Europe in the Late Modern World - Philippe Bornet

Parinitha Shetty [+-]
University of Mangalore
Parinitha Shetty, University of Mangalore, Professor and Head of the Department of English, Mangalore University. Areas of Research: Gender Studies, Missionary Studies. She has published a number of articles, among which “Missionary Pedagogy and the Christianisation of the Heathens: The Educational Institutions established by the Basel Mission in Mangalore”, The Indian Economic and Social History Review 45 (4), 2008, p. 509-551 and “Medical Mission and the Interpretation of Pain” in Cultural Ontology of the Self in Pain, eds. Siby K. George and P.G.Jung, New Delhi : Springer, 2016, p. 269-83.

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Pandita Ramabai’s (1858-1922) life did not allow her to be rooted within any socio/religious space that existed in her world and denied her the certainties that come with a sense of belonging. Existing at the cusp of histories, cultures and religions, not at ease with either the institutionalised religion she was born into or the one into which she converted, her liminal location enabled a subversive critical perspective and led her to attempts at creating an egalitarian and humane world for those she considered the most oppressed in her society.

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Shetty, Parinitha . 7. Travelling Through Interstitial Spaces: The Radical Spiritual Journeys of Pandita Mary Ramabai Saraswathi. Translocal Lives and Religion - Connections between Asia and Europe in the Late Modern World. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2018. ISBN 9781781795835. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32274. Date accessed: 23 Sep 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32274. Oct 2018

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