Early Life and Family of Tarabai Shinde
Tarabai Shinde was born in the year 1850 to Bapuji Hari Shinde in Buldhana, Berar Province, in present day Maharashtra, Indian state. A founding member of the Satyashodhak Samaj, Pune, and her father was a radical and head clerk in the office of Deputy Commissioner of Revenues; he also published a book title, Hint to the Educated Natives in 1871. Tarabai was the only daughter and was taught Marathi language, Sanskrit language and English by her father.
Social Work of Tarabai Shinde
Tarabai Shinde was actually an associate of the social activists named Jyotirao Phule and Savitribai Phule and was a member of their Satyashodak Samaj ("Truth Finding Community") organisation. The Phules had actually started the first school for the lower class girls in the year 1848 as well as a shelter for upper class widows in 1854 (who were forced not to remarry), and also shared with the Shinde an awareness of the separate axes of oppression that also constitute gender and caste, as well as the mixed nature of the two.
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