Jyotiba Phule was born on 11 April 1827 and died on 28 November 1890. His full name was Jyotirao Govindrao Phule. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule’s father Govind Rao was a farmer and also worked as flower vender in Pune. His mother died when he was young.
Jyotiba Phule is known as a philanthropist, writer, philosopher and revolutionary.
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule fought a big battle against caste discrimination, gender discrimination, high altitude. Not only this, he presented the concept of a society based on the values of justice and equality.
He used to advocate women education a lot, this is the reason that when he was married to Savitribai Phule in 1840, he inspired his wife Savitribai Phule to study.
In 1852 they established three schools, but in 1858 they were closed due to lack of funds. Savitribai Phule later became the first trained female teacher in the country. He called upon the people to educate their children.
Some of his inspirational thoughts were like such:
In India, the feeling of nationalism will not develop as long as ethnic bonding will remain on food and marital relations.
-Mahatma Jyotiba Rao Phule
To complete a good work, one should not use bad measures.
Due to economic inequality, the lives of farmers have become disrupted.