Ms. Ramabai experienced first-hand the effects of India’s rigid caste system that placed discriminatory walls between social and racial groups, and devalued all women. Yet she fought back, first as a Hindu, then as a Christian; after she was widowed at a young age, she moved to London and worked with a group of Anglican nuns. On her return to India she opened a mission for abandoned widows and orphans in Mumbai, and translated the Bible into Marathi, a West Indian language.

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