More on saviriti bai Phule!

More on Saviriti bai Phule!

More on savitri bai

On the 3rd of January, 2022, the country celebrates the first female schoolteacher of India, Savitribai Phule. She was an activist who worked for the education of women of India and exhorted them to get an education to break free from the shackles of socially constructed discriminatory practices. Check additional information about Savitribai Phule in her biography shared below.

Early Life Education, Marriage, Family

Savitribai was born on January 3rd, 1831 in Naigaon village in Maharashtra. At that time being born in an exceedingly socially backward Mali community meant no education for the female. She was illiterate when she married Jyotiba Phule at the age of nine. Jyotiba was thirteen at that time and studied in class 3rd.

Savitribai establish her route to education due to her forward-looking husband Jyotiba Phule who believed strongly in female education to remove social inequalities.

He began educating his lady at home against the family diktat.

An incident that changed Savitribai Phule's life

When Savitribai was juvenile she was pulling the pages of an English language book, when her father caught her red-handed. He snatched the book from her hands and threw it far out asking her to never touch one again. It was considered only the correct of upper-caste men in those days to study. Savitribai vouched that day to be told to read and write regardless of what happens.

Savitribai Phule Biography Career

She was enrolled by Jyotiba Phule in a schoolteacher's training programme at a training institute in Pune. She enrolled herself in two schoolteachers training programmes-American missionary, Cynthia Farrar, in Ahmednagar and at a normal academy in Pune. Savitri then went on to become the first woman headmistress of any school in India and the first-ever woman schoolteacher of the country. Her birthday is additionally observed as Balika Din in Maharashtra.

She began educating a girls school in Marathwada in Pune alongside Sagunbai who was one of the revolutionary feminists at that time.

By 1851, Savitribai Phule and Jotiba were running three different academies in Pune only for girls. The three schools combined had added than one hundred and fifty girl students enrolled.

Savitribai Phule Biography Resistance In Her Job

Savitribai Phule used to carry a redundant saree to her school as she was peddled with stones and dirt by the conservative upper caste locals while she used to commute to her schools for tutoring.

Phule’s faced similar troubles from the upper Brahmin class in their locality as they belonged to suppressed Mali caste and they were educated despite that fact.

Eventually, they had to leave their father's house in the year 1849 after being blamed for sin studying against Manusmriti and its Brahmanical texts.

Together with her husband, she taught children from different castes and had opened a complete of eighteen schools. They also opened a care centre called Balhatya Pratibandhak Griha for rape victims and pregnancy victims.

Savitribai Phule Biography Death

Jyotiba and Savitribai had no children of their own. They had an adopted son Yashwant who opened a clinic to work for bubonic plague victims. Savitribai Phule died because of a similar plague that affected her, She breathed her last on March 10, 1897.


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