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Savitribai Phule Biography

India’s first female teacher and social reformer Savitribai Phule was born on 3 January 1831 in Naigaon village in Satara district, Maharashtra. Savitribai Phule’s father’s name was Khandoji Neveshe and mother’s name was Lakshmi. Savitribai Phule launched a campaign to stop female infanticide in addition to the rights of women and the society had opened an ashram for a newborn girl child. Not only this, She not only defeated the evils of the society by taking education, but also worked to open the doors of education for the girls of the country.

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Savitribai Phule remained engaged in her struggle and achieved success. Savitribai Phule talked about giving equal rights to women in the same way as men, almost 150 years ago. Programs are being organized on the 188th birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule in many parts of the country.

Savitribai Phule was the first female teacher (teacher) in India’s first girls’ school. Savitribai Phule also established a school for untouchable girls in the year 1852.

 Savitribai Phule Wedding

Savitribai Phule was married (married) to Jyotirao Govindrao Phule (Jyotiba Phule) in 1840 at the age of only nine. At the time Savitribai Phule was married, she had no schooling. Savitribai was very keen to study Phule but her mother and father did not support.

Savitribai Phule Education

At the time when Savitribai Phule was married, she had no schooling. But her husband Jyotiba Phule used to teach her when she got time after marriage. When Savitribai Phule’s father came to know that Savitribai’s husband teaches her, she expelled Jyotiba Phule from home due to fear of orthodoxy and society.

Despite this, her husband continued to teach her. After this Jyotiba Phule got Savitribai Phule admitted to a training school. She completed his studies, in front of the society.

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Savitribai Phule School

After receiving education, Savitribai Phule started working to educate other women. She, along with her husband, established a girls’ school in Pune in the year 1848 for the education of women. At that time only nine girls took admission in this school and Savitribai Phule became the headmistress of this school.

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Savitribai Phule Death

Savitribai Phule died on 10 March 1897 due to the plague. Savitribai Phule used to serve the plague patients in the plague epidemic, during this time, due to serving a child affected by contagion, they also got contagion. Due to which she died.

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