Know About Jyotiba Phule: 10 things Related to Women and Dalits
Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was a great Indian thinker, social activist, writer, philosopher and revolutionary. Jyotirao Phule is also known as ‘Mahatma Phule’ and ‘Jyotiba Phule’. ‘Mahatma Phule’ had done many things for the upliftment of women and dalits. Jyotiba Phule was against caste based discrimination and discrimination based on prevalent caste in Indian society. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule was born on 11th April 1827 in Pune. His mother’s name was Chimana Phule and the father’s name was Govindrao Phule.. His family had come to Pune from Satara several generations ago and started working as flowers, due to which his generation was known as ‘Phule’. On the occasion of Jyotirao Phule’s death anniversary today, we are telling you 10 things related to his life …
10 things related to the life of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule
1. Jyotirao Phule was a great revolutionary, Indian thinker, social worker, writer and philosopher. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule was born on 11th April 1827 in Pune.
2. Jyotirao’s family used to make Flower gully. This was the reason why his family was known as Phule. When Jyotiba was only one year old, her mother died.
3. Jyotiba Phule has studied in Marathi for some time, missed education in the middle and later completed the seventh grade of English in the age of 21.
4. The marriage of Mahatma Phule was done by Savitri Bai in the year 1840.
5. In order to improve the condition of women and identify them in society, they opened a school in 1854. This was the first school in the country which was opened to girls. But He did not get the teacher to teach girls, then he made his wife Savitri eligible for this this work in a few days. Some people became obstacles in their work from the very beginning. People put pressure on their father and put him out of the house along with his wife. Despite all this Jyotiba’s spirit did not shake and he opened three more schools for girls.
6. Jyotiba has established ‘Satyashodhak Samaj’ to get justice for the poor and the weaker sections. Influenced by his social service, he was awarded the title of ‘Mahatma’ in 1888 at a meeting in Mumbai.
7. Jyotiba started marriage ceremony without a Brahmin priest, and it got recognition from Mumbai High Court. Supporters of anti-child marriage and widow-marriage.
8. He did many things for the upliftment of the Dalits. He brought the children of the dalits in their house and opened a water tank for them. As a result, they were excluded from the caste.
9. Government passed the Agriculture Act, thanks to the struggle of Jyotiba Phule and his organization Satyashodhak Samaj.
10. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule gave up his life in Pune on November 28, 1890 at the age of 63.