In The Mother's Sandals: Remembering Sister Nirmala

Sister Nirmala, the daughter of a Hindu Brahmin Army officer of Nepalese origin, was all but unknown when she succeeded the late Mother Teresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity. As she was buried today, a day after her death on 23rd June 2015, her epitaph could be that the put the spotlight back on the work of the MC Sisters (as the blue-bordered-sari-clad women are known the world over), shifting it ever so slightly from the overwhelming persona of the founder.