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Satwant Pasricha, PhD


Reincarnation Researcher & Ian Stevenson, MD Collaborator


at the University of Virginia on Children's Past Lives


IISIS Award Winner

Article by: Walter Semkiw, MD

Dr. Satwant Pasricha, retired, served as the head of the Department of Clinical Psychology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), located in Bangalore, India.  Since 1973, she has investigated approximately 500 cases of children who claim to remember previous lives.

In this regard, starting in 1974, Dr. Pasricha collaborated with Ian Stevenson, MD, even working with Dr. Stevenson for a time at the University of Virginia.

She has authored a number of books on reincarnation research and Near Death Experiences (NDE). A book she co-authored, Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences (2011), was Highly Commended in the psychiatry category at the 2012 British Medical Association Book Awards. Other books authored by Dr. Pasricha include Claims of Reincarnation: An Empirical Study of Cases in India and Can the Mind Survive Beyond Death? Volumes 1 & 2).

Synopses of very important reincarnation cases researched or published by Dr. Pasricha, including cases with change in religion, are featured on the IISIS web site.  These include:

Mushir Ali, a Muslim, is Killed by a Tractor & Reincarnates into a Hindu Family

Hardevbaksh, a Hindu Thakur, is Killed in a Dispute & Reincarnates as a Sunni Muslim who Retains a Hindu Mindset

Oma Devi, a Hindu, Commits Suicide & Reincarnates as a Sunni Muslim

Mandeep, a Sikh, is Stabbed to Death & Reincarnates with a Phobia of Knives into a Hindu Family

Shiv Behari Jain, Member of the Jain Religion, Reincarnates as a Hindu but Still Observes Jain Customs

Mithilesh Singh Commits Suicide & Reincarnates into the Same Family with Past Life Birthmarks

Sharada | Uttara Huddar Xenoglossy Reincarnation Case: A Bengali Woman Reincarnates in India Whose Past Life Personality is Preserved Intact within the Soul


Go to: Independently Derived Reincarnation Cases, featuring the Children's Past Life Research of Ian Stevenson, MD


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