Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule wrote 16 books that contributed to the social awakening of the dontrodden masses who were subject to the. Mahatma Jyotirao Phule School. Started school years before independence. The ‘caste discrimination’ incident had a great impact on his. Jyotiba Phule was a 19th century social reformer who was a pioneer of women’s education in India. This biography of Jyotiba Phule provides.

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Who was Jyotirao Phule?

Jotirao has described, in his book Gulamgiri, the mental slavery of the non-Brahmin jyotiaro The Mahatma Phule Museum in Pune was set-up in honour of the great reformer. Then the couple started the first indigenously-run nyotirao for girls in Pune. The Sudras are the life of this nation. To this end and in the same year, Phule first taught reading and writing to his wife, Savitribai, and then the couple started the first indigenously-run school for girls in Pune.

Apart from being a social activist and reformer, he was also a businessman.

Around his time, society was a patriarchal and the position of women was especially abysmal. Jyotirao Phule was a propagator of rational thinking by encouraging education of Dalits and the girl child.

Jyotiba Phule

The couple together opened a school for girls’ education in Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phule is regarded as the most important figure of social reform movement in India.

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In he wrote the book, Gulamgiri Slavery. Jyotirao’s mother passed away when he was nine months old. Knowing that he belonged to inferior caste, the relatives of the bridegroom insulted and abused him.


Phule also worked for widow remarriage and inopened a home for pregnant Brahmin widows to give birth in a safe and secure place. But there is nothing to support these theories.

He owned farmland at Manjri, near Pune. Phupe intelligent and idealistic man, he refused to tolerate any unjustified behavior from others and set his mind on reforming the society for the better. Since he had been born into a so-called lower caste family, he had experienced the tortures and injustices rooting out of the caste system first hand.

He started schools for the Mahar and Mang castes, which were considered untouchables. They adopted one of the infants, a boy, from the home they ran for pregnant widows.

Phule recast the prevailing Aryan jyotigao theory of history, proposing that the Aryan conquerors jyotirso India, whom the theory’s proponents considered to be racially superior, were in fact barbaric suppressors of the indigenous people.

Jyotirao attended primary school and then left further schooling to do his family work of growing and selling flowers. Their proficiency in growing and arranging became well known and they adopted the name of Phule flower-man in place of Gorhe. On his death anniversary today, here are some lesser-known facts about jyotriao activist, thinker, social reformer and theologist from Maharashtra:. CS1 Hindi-language sources hi CS1 maint: Retrieved from ” https: For financial resources he worked as a merchant, cultivator and municipal contractor.

The biography of Jotirao is the biography of a great man of action. Of these socio-political thinkers Dr. Chatrapati Shivajiraje Bhosle Yancha English: He also wrote books for the Satyashodhak Samaj that dealt with history of Brahminism and outlined Puja protocols that the lower caste people were not allowed to learn.


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He 14 Radhakrishnan, S. Phule established Satyashodhak Samaj with the ideals of human well-being, happiness, unity, equality, and easy religious principles and rituals.

But the society was not ready to accept this and Jyotiba and his wife were made to leave their house. Shetiba moved himself and his family, including three boys, phuule Poona in search of some form of income. I do not feel the need for a mediator when I worship, pray or meditate.

Jyotiba Phule Biography – Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline

His health worsened over the next couple of years and he died in Novembersurrounded by family and friends. He felt that it was an important prerequisite of social reforms to delve deep into history to find out when and how Brahmins established their supremacy over Hindu society.

Phule considered the Aryans as a barbaric race who suppressed the indigenous people and instituted the caste system as a framework for subjugation and ensure the pre-eminence of the Brahmins. Besides, even the theory that the Brahmins or the Aryans came from a foreign land to invade India is not very probable. His work extended to many fields including eradication of untouchability and the caste systemwomen’s emancipation and the reform of Hindu family life.