Maria Renée Cura
Died12 July 2007
Occupation(s)Geographer, writer
AwardsPadma Shri

Maria Renée Cura was an Argentinian geographer, writer and Indologist.[1] She was the founder of Anand Bhavan, a centre for Indological studies, at her native place, Chivilcoy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, named after the present day Allahabad museum and the former residence of Nehru family.[2]


Cura authored several books, Islas Malvinas y Antártida Argentina,[3] Islas Malvinas y Antártida Argentina and Islas Malvinas, Georgias, Sandwich del Sur y Antártida Argentina being some of the notable ones.[4] She also translated the Letters to the Young People, a work by Indira Gandhi,[5] and started a magazine, India eterna y actual, in 1987 which became defunct after her death.[2] She was the president of the South Foundation, founded by Victoria Ocampo[6] and maintained close associations with the Argentinian intellectual and Indira Gandhi, the former prime minister of India.[7] The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1984.[8] Cura died on 12 July 2007.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Ram Nandan Prasad Sinha (1990). Environment and Human Response: Selected Essays in Geography. Concept Publications. p. 340. ISBN 9788170222439.
  2. ^ a b "Homage to Maria Rene Cura, 1 December 2007". Latin America Affairs. 2 December 2007. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Islas Malvinas y Antártida Argentina". We Relate. 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "Cura, Maria Renee". BNM. 2015. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Indira Gandhi (translation: Renée Maria Cura) (1982). Letters to the Young People. Nivicke. p. 127. Archived from the original on 2015-09-06.
  6. ^ "The red suitcase of Victoria Ocampo". Lanacion. 31 December 2006. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  7. ^ Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo (2009). This America of Ours: The Letters of Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo. University of Texas Press. ISBN 9780292778603.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 15, 2015. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Renée Maria Cura - Consultation and obituaries dead people". Date as. 13 July 2007. Retrieved July 17, 2015.