Rama P Coomaraswamy

Author from United States of America

Rev. Dr. Rama Ponnambalam Coomaraswamy, M.D., (1929–2006), was a cardiac surgeon, then a psychiatrist and later a Traditionalist Catholic priest and exorcist, besides being a prolific writer on Traditionalist Catholicism and Perennialist topics. Rama Coomaraswamy, of mixed Tamil, English and Jewish ancestry, was the son of the famous Indologist Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy, and of his fourth wife Luisa Runstein, an Argentine-born woman of Jewish descent. He is the grandson of the Tamil-Ceylonese lawyer and social pioneer Sir Muthu Coomaraswamy and his English wife Elizabeth Beeby. As such, Rama Coomaraswamy hailed from notable Tamil and English families. Raised a Hindu, Coomaraswamy obtained his early education according to the Hindu system at the Gurukul Kangri Vidyalaya at Bharadabad-Haridwar in Uttarakhand, India, an institution founded by a member of the Arya Samaj and that was later granted the status of a deemed university. After graduating from the Gurukul Kangri Vidyalaya, he next studied in Oxford, from where he obtained his Matriculation. Graduating from Harvard university with a major in Geology, he went on to medical school, graduating in 1959. He spent eight years in  ( Wikipedia article )


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Harvard University


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