Jyotiba Phule Death Anniversary: Why Jyotiba Phule was considered the Messiah for women
Social reformers have to face opposition and struggle in every round.
Jyotiba Phule is not different, but very special against the evils spread in the Indian society in the 19th century.
Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was born in Pune on 11 April 1827 in a Mali caste family.
He was better known by the names of Mahatma Phule and Jyotiba Phule.
His main objective was to provide the right to education to women.
Apart from this, he opposed child marriage and tried to make widow marriage acceptable in the society.
He wanted to free the society from superstition and old bad practices.
Jyotiba's whole life was spent for the education of women, awareness of their rights.
In the 19th century, women's education was considered unimportant.
He wanted to end this distinction between men and women.
He built India's first school for girls in Pune.
He was deeply saddened by the sufferings of women and decided to bring changes for the upliftment of women.