An American writer and scholar who has devoted her life to India


The glory of Baba Neem Karoli is famous throughout the world. His devotees come to visit his sacred sites from thousands of miles of distance. Where today’s generation is in all awe of the western culture, Yvette Claire Rosser, an American and devotee of Baba Neem Karoli, has devoted her life to glorify the image of India in foreign lands. She is famously known as RamRani, a name given to her Baba Neem Karoli. She is a scholar and an American writer. She self identifies herself as a Hindu. She is spreading Hinduism in the West.
Rosser first traveled to India in 1970 at the age of eighteen where she studied Vipassana meditation under the guidance of Shri SN Goenka. Soon after, she met her guru Neem Karoli Baba. He gave her the advice to get further education and then to “help make Hinduism better understood and respected in the West and in India. She studied Asian studies at the University of Texas in Austin, where she completed her master’s degree. Her master’s thesis dealt with India’s position in the social sciences and how Hinduism is treated in American classrooms. In 2003 she completed her doctorate with her dissertation “Curriculum as Destiny: Forging National Identity in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh” a comparative overview of the historiography of South Asia. Rosser played a key role in initiating the “International Day Without Violence”, which has been celebrated on April 4th since 1996. She is also a co-founder of the G. M. Syed Memorial Committee, a committee dedicated to the teachings of G. M. Syed and thus Sindhudesh.
Rosser is on the board of the Baacha Khan Research Center in Bacha Khan Markaz, Peshawar and is the founder of the Badshah Khan Peace Initiative (BKPI), which is dedicated to the teachings of Abdul Ghaffar Khan. Currently RamRani is completing a book “The Politics of India’s Historiography.”


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