Social reformer refers to the person or the community who puts an effort to amend the society. One of them was Jyotirao Phule. Due to his huge selfless contribution in the society he has been renowned as Mahatma (great soul). Jyotirao Phule fought for the fundamental rights of women and lower caste people. He was also an inspiration to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, maker of the Indian Constitution.
Ten Lines on Jyotiba Phule in English
Here we are providing ten simple lines on Jyotirao Phule in the form of sets so that you can understand about him more clearly.
1) Jyoti Rao Phule also known as Jyotirao Govindrao Phule or Mahatma Phule.
2) Jyotiba Phule was born on 11 April 1827, Wednesday.
3) He was born in the village of Katgun, Sahara district, Maharashtra.
4) He was an Indian social activist as well as a writer.
5) He belongs to the “Mali” caste, which generally grows vegetables, fruits and flowers.
6) His father was Govindrao Phule, and mother was Chimana Bai.
7) He was married at the early age of 13, to a girl who belongs to the same community.
8) His wife was Savitri Bai Phule.
9) He suffered from paralytic stroke few years before his death.
10) He died at the age of 63, on 28 November 1890 in Pune, Maharashtra.
1) Jyotirao Phule belongs to “Shudras”, lower caste according to Hindu caste system.
2) He worked hard to remove social reforms, like untouchability from the society.
3) Jyotirao Phule and his wife (Savitri Bai) established India’s first school for girls in Pune.
4) Jyotirao Phule also promoted widow remarriage.
5) Along with his wife, Phule established infanticide prevention center in Pune.
6) He wrote the famous book “Gulamgiri” (slavery).
7) Phule founded Satyashodhak Samaj (truth-seeker society), on 24 September 1873.
8) The Satyashodhak Samaj was an effort to provide equal rights to the underprivileged groups.
9) Jyotiba adopted a child from their orphanage, as they do not have any biological child.
10) Jyotirao Phule also appointed as member of Municipal Council of Pune in 1876.
In the era of nineteenth century, people belong to lower caste were not allowed to touch the common well even they were asked to clean the streets after walking. No rights were given to the Dalits. Women were prohibited from education. Young widows have to shave their head and were ill-treated in the society. Jyotirao Phule worked hard to rectify these social norms. Various structures of Jyotirao Phule have been made in remembrance of his contribution towards the nation.
FAQs Frequently asked questions
Ans. 11 April, birth date of Jyotirao is celebrated as Jyotirao Jayanti every year.
Ans. Vithalrao Krishnaji Vandekar (another reformer) entitled him with Mahatma.