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Social Reform Movement and Jyotiba Phule

 
K.L. Chanchreek (Editor)
Synopsis Jyotiba Phule (1827-1890), a mali by caste was a leading social reformer, educationist, peasant and Dalit Leader of the 19th century. Being a Shudra, he was a victim of Hindu orthodoxy, untouchability and caste barriers, in his youth at Pune. A Pioneer of anti-caste movement, he started the non-Brahmin movement in Maharashtra, which awakened the dehumanized and socially abused classes. He founded the Satya Shodhak Samaj and carried out the movement of social transformation of society. He was the first Dalit who stared a chain of Girls Schools at Pune in 1850 for untouchables education. In 1863 he founded a fondling home to care for the unwanted children of Brahmin widows, a shelter home for neglected widows and orphanage for the poor women. He also condemned child marriage, sati tradition and favoured widow-remarriage. Phule led the struggle against rigid caste distinctions, age old practice of untouchability and advocated the grievances of the exploited peasants. His educational efforts, movement of social transformation and writings were highly appreciated among the leading social reformers, educationists and social thinkers of the day. He was greatly assisted by his upper caste friends and wife Savitribai Phule. The present study is all about his entire social and educational contribution. He became a legend and pioneer of social transformation and dalit liberation in his lifetime.
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K.L. Chanchreek

K.L. Chanchreek is a great scholar and Indologist, academician and cultural activist, linquist and folklorist, poet and litteratueur, biographer and bibliographer. Born in delhi (1933) and educated at Agra, Delhi and Punjab Universities (1952-1957), he served in various capacities under the Government of India as Research Assistant, Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology and later Member, Experts Advisory Committee, Chief Librarian, M/o Commerce and Industry, General Manager, Modern Food Industries (A govt. of India Undertaking) Chief Editor, Collected Works of Dr. Ambedkar (Dr. Ambedkar Foundatioin, Govt. of India), and Academic Adviser, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Social Sciences, Bundelkhand University. He has edited several literary and social journals. He has also written an compited books and research publications on a wide range of subjects like Jainology, Buddism, literature, library and information science folklore, Dalit movement, international nad current affairs as well as on national leaders. He has nearly four dozen titles to his credit both in Hindi and English brought out by the leading publishers and Government departments.

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Title Social Reform Movement and Jyotiba Phule
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183290833
length xx+432p., References; 23cm.
Subjects History