Jyotirao Phule

Jyotirao Phule
1827 - 1890
Jyotirao Phule  Indian Activist

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First Name Jyotirao
Last Name Phule
Age 63 (age at death) years
Birthday 11th April, 1827
Birthplace Satara district
Died 28th November, 1890
Place of Death Pune, British India (present Maharashtra, India)
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality Indian
Occupation Activist

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule (11 April 1827 – 28 November 1890) was an Indian social activist, thinker, anti-caste social reformer and writer from Maharashtra. His work extended to many fields, including eradication of untouchability and the caste system, and women's emancipation. He is mostly known for his efforts in educating women and lower caste people. He and his wife, Savitribai Phule, were pioneers of women education in India. Phule started his first school for girls in 1848 in Pune at Tatyasaheb Bhide's residence or Bhidewada. On 24 September 1873, he, along with his followers, formed the Satyashodhak Samaj (Society of TruthSeekers) to attain equal rights for people from lower castes. People from all religions and castes could become a part of this association which worked for the upliftment of the oppressed classes. Phule is regarded as an important figure in the social reform movement in Maharashtra.

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