Google Doodle Pays Tribute to India’S Social Reformer Savitribai Phule (Download PDF)


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Google dedicated a Doodle to mark the 186th birth anniversary of India’s 19th century social reformer Savitribai Jyotirao Phule. She was a social reformer and poet. She has been given recognition in the list of important figures in Maharashtra’s social reform movements.

Tribute to Savitribai Phule with doodle

Tribute to Savitribai Phule with Doodle

Tribute to Savitribai Phule with doodle

About Savitribai Phule

  • Born: January 3, 1831, Satara district
  • Full name: Savitribai Jyotirao Phule
  • At the age of nine, she was married to twelve-year-old Jyotirao Phule in 1840.
  • Savitribai worked as both an educational reformer and social reformer, especially for women.
  • She was taught to read and write by her husband
  • She was one of the very few indigenous literate women of that time.
  •  She played a full part in her husband’s social reform movement by becoming a teacher in the schools.
  • During the British rule in India, the Phule couple had launched a crusade against social discrimination based on caste and gender, and also had sparked the flame for women’s equal rights.
  • Even after death of Jyotirao Phule in 1890, she carried on legacy of his Satyashodhak.
  • She died while serving people suffering from bubonic plague in Maharashtra in 1897.
  • India Post had released a stamp in honour of Savitribai on March 10, 1998.
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- Published/Last Modified on: January 5, 2017


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