Savitribai Phule is widely known as the Mother of Feminism in India. She was born in 1831 in Maharashtra, India and dedicated her entire life to social unity, education and women empowerment. She was a pioneer in the field of women’s rights and is credited with initiating the first women’s school in India.
Savitribai was married at the age of nine to Jyotirao Phule, who was a social reformer and an educationist. Together, they worked to promote education and uplift the status of women in India. Savitribai was a strong advocate of women’s education and fought against the prevailing social customs that prevented women from getting an education. She opened the first school for girls in 1848 in Pune, India and also started a teacher training program for women.
Savitribai also worked to improve the lives of the oppressed castes in India. She opened a shelter for widows and started a home for the destitute. She was a vocal advocate of widow remarriage and worked to abolish the practice of child marriage.
Savitribai was also a poet and wrote several poems on the plight of women in India. Her works were a source of inspiration for many women and her poems are still read today.
Savitribai’s efforts towards women’s rights and education were not only revolutionary but also ahead of her time. She was a true pioneer in the field of women’s rights and her legacy still lives on. Her work continues to inspire generations of women and her legacy will continue to live on for many years to come.