28 NOVEMBER JYOTIRAO GOVINDRAO PHULE (1827 to 1890)
Jyotirao Govindrao Phule, a social reformer, writer, and advocate of equality for all was born on 11 April 1827 in Pune, Maharashtra. He was one of the leading figures of the ‘social revolution’ in Maharashtra. Jyotirao and his wife, Savitribai Phule, were social reformers and pioneers of women’s education in India, credited with establishing the first girls’ school in the country in August 1848. In 1873, Phule founded a reform society called Satyashodhak Samaj (Society of Truth Seekers) to promote social equality and uplift marginalised communities. To publicise his ideas, Phule wrote books, essays, poems, and plays. His best-known work is the book Gulamagiri (Slavery), published in 1873. Jyotirao Phule passed away on 28 Nov 1890.
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