Jyotirao Phule

Profession: Indian activist

Father of Jyotirao Phule

Govindrao Phule

Mother of Jyotirao Phule

Chimana Phule

Son of Jyotirao Phule

Yashwant Phule

Wife/Spouse of Jyotirao Phule

Savitribai Phule

Information about Jyotirao Phule

Phule was born in 1827 into a family that belonged to the agricultural caste, traditionally occupied as gardeners and considered to be one of the Shudra varna in the ritual ranking system of Hinduism.  He also founded a home for the widows. The couple was among the first native Indians to open a school for girls of India.  It was also in 1848 that he read Thomas Paine's book Rights of Man and developed a keen sense of social justice.  Phule is regarded as an important figure of the social reform movement in Lagrange.  He and his wife, Savitribai Phule, were pioneers of women education in India.  He is most known for his efforts to educate women and lower caste people.  He was also the first reformer who advocated universalization of education.  On 24 September 1873, Phule, along with his followers, formed the Satyashodhak Samaj (Society of Seekers of Truth) to attain equal rights for people from lower castes  His work extended to many fields including eradication of untouchability and the caste system, and women's emancipation.  Phule Started the first school for girls in 1848 at Poona.  Did Jyotirao Phule drink alcohol?: Not Known  Jyotiba Phule Also known as Jyotiba Phule was an Indian social activist, thinker, anti-caste social reformer and writer from Maharashtra.  In 1848, aged 23, Phule visited the first girls' school in Ahmadnagar, run by Christian missionaries.  People from all religions and castes could become a part of this association which worked for the uplift of the oppressed classes.  Did Jyotirao Phule smoke?: Not Known 

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