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Social Reform Movement and Jyotiba Phule

K L Chanchreek

ISBN 10: 8183290833 / ISBN 13: 9788183290838
Published by Shree, New Delhi, 2006
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Contents Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Reform movement. 3. Nineteenth century social reforms. 4. Banner of revolt. 5. Appreciation for good work. 6. Pioneer of Dalit education. 7. Towards social justice. 8. Priestcraft and caste domination. 9. Satya Shodhak Samaj. 10. A friend of the masses. 11. In support of Indian peasants. 12. A fighter for social cause. 13. A beacon light. 14. Sterling qualities. 15. Phule and the birth of Congress. 16. Social thought. 17. Last journey great in death. Jyotiba Phule (1827 1890) a mali by caste was a leading social reformer educationist peasant and Dalit Leader of the 19 century. Being a Shudra he was a victim of Hindu Orthodoxy untouchability and caste barriers in his youth at Pune. A pioneer of anti caste movement he started the non Brahmin movement in Maharashtra which awakened the dehumanized and socially abused classes. He founded the Satya Shodhak Samaj and carried out the movement of social transformation of society. He was the first Dalit Leader who started a chain of Girls Schools at Pune in 1850 for untouchables education. In 1863 he founded a fondling home to care for the unwanted children of Brahmin widows a shelter home for neglected widows and orphanage for the poor women. He also condemned child marriage sati tradition and favoured widow remarriage. Phule led the struggle against rigid caste distinctions age old practice of untouchability and advocated the grievances of the exploited peasants. His educational efforts movement of social transformation and writings were highly appreciated among the leading social reformers educationists and social thinkers of the day. He was greatly assisted by his upper caste friends and wife Savitribai Phule. The present study is all about his entire social and educational contribution. He became a legend and pioneer of social transformation and Dalit liberation in his lifetime. 432 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 58945

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Title: Social Reform Movement and Jyotiba Phule

Publisher: Shree, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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