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Jyotirao Phule, Indian Social Reformer
Jyotirao Phule was a social activist, thinker, reformer, philosopher and writer. A man with multiple talents brought many changes in society.
 
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 Jyotirao Phule, Indian Scoial ReformerJyotirao Phule or Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was born in the year 1890 on 28th of November. He was also called Mahatma Jotiba Phule. He was a thinker, activist, social reformer, writer, philosopher, theologist, scholar, editor and revolutionary from Maharashtra, India in the nineteenth century. Jyotirao Govindrao Phule as well as his wife, Savitribai Phule were pioneers of women`s education in India. His great contribution was prominent in the field of education, agriculture, caste system, women and widow upliftment and removal of untouchability. He is very popular for his efforts to educate women of the lower caste as well as the masses.

After educating his wife, he opened a school for girls in India in August 1948. This was actually the second school for girls in India. In September 1873, along with his followers, Jotirao formed the Satya Shodhak Samaj (Society of Seekers of Truth)

Early Life of Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule
Jotirao Phule was born in the Indian state of Maharastra in Satara district in a family belonging to Mali caste perceived to be inferior caste by certain section of society. Govindrao, his father, was a vegetable vendor. Originally his family was known as Gorhays and they came from Katgun, a village in Taluka- Khatav, District- Satara. His grandfather Shetiba Gorhay settled down in Poona (Pune).

Association With Satyashodhak Samaj
On 24th September 1873, Jotirao also formed the `Satya Shodhak Samaj` (also known as Society of Seekers of Truth) with himself as its treasurer and first president. The main function of the organization was to free the Shudras and Ati Shudras and to prevent their `exploitation` by the upper caste like Brahmans.

Jotirao Phule, through the organization - Satya Shodhak Samaj refused to regard the Vedas as sacrosanct. He also opposed the idea and even rejected the Caste system. This organization also propounded the spread of rational thinking and refused the need for Brahmin priestly class as educational and religious leaders. He was an aboriginal of India and founded Satyadharma and certainly not gave up his faith. He was also against those particular Brahmins who were using religion and blind faith of masses for their own monetary gains. But Jyotiba had many Brahmin personal friends and he even adopted a Brahmin boy as his heir. He made a will giving his large property after his death to this Brahmin boy

(Last Updated on : 12/07/2012)
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