Rama P Coomaraswamy Writer

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.

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Date of birth
United States of America
Date of death
2006 at age of 77
Cause of death
Places lived
Haridwar , India


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Type University
2013. 32.7 bil. $
2012. 30.7 bil. $
Institution colors
September 8th, 1636
Massachusetts Hall, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012. 10,564
2010. 10,265
2009. 10,200
2012. 17,583
2010. 17,329
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.9 %
2013. 5.8 %
2012. 5.9 %
2011. 6.2 %
2010. 6.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.3 K $
2012. 40 K $
2011. 39.9 K $
2010. 35 K $
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Written work

1.The destruction of the Christian tradition

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. at Bloomington

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