18 Quotes by Jyotirao Govindrao Phule

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Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was an Indian writer, thinker, social activist, and anti-caste social reformer from Maharashtra. he’s well known to work towards the eradication of untouchability and the caste (Jaati) system and for his efforts in the area of educating women.

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was born on April 11, 1827, and his birth anniversary is widely known as Jyotiba Phule Jayanti every year. He taught his wife, Savitri and she started teaching others. Savitribai Phule later became the first trained female teacher in the country. He & his wife Savitribai Phule were the great pioneers of women’s education in India.

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule

 Jyotirao Govindrao Phule started his first school for girls and women in 1848 in Pune at Tatyasaheb Bhide’s residence (Bhidewada). He and his followers, formed the Satyashodhak Samaj (Society of Truth Seekers) to achieve equal rights for people from exploited castes. People from all religions and castes could become a neighborhood of this association which worked for the upliftment of the oppressed classes.

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule is considered a crucial figure within the social movement in Maharashtra. He was awarded with the honorific Mahatma title by Maharashtrian social activist Vithalrao Krishnaji Vandekar in 1888.

Jyotirao Phule believed that due to lack of education, society is divided at various levels. Due to lack of education, economic inequality is increasing, due to which the standard of living of some classes is worse than bad.

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule died on 28 November 1890 in Pune.

Here are some of the best quotes from him.

1.The development of nationalism is not possible in India, as long as ethnic discrimination on food and matrimonial relations will continue.

2. Due to economic inequality, the standard of living of the farmers is disturbed

3. Selfishness takes different forms. Sometimes of caste, sometimes of religion

4. Man is superior among all the creatures present on earth, and woman is superior among all human beings. Women and men are free from birth. Therefore both should be given the opportunity to enjoy all rights equally.

5. Intelligence is lost without education, morality is lost without understanding, development is lost without morality, and Shudra is ruined without money. Education is important

6. If someone cooperates in any way, do not turn your back on him.

7. Do not ask the caste who were involved in your struggle.

8. Devgan Brahmin priests located in temples are defrauded

9. How can the creator of the world be limited to a particular stone or a particular place?

10. They want to complete their work anyhow by trapping illiterate, illiterate people and they have been doing this since ancient times. So you are denied education

11.  God is one and he is the creator of all

12.  Do not use the wrong means to do good work

13. You feel that there is a need for some mediation between God and devotees.

14.  Education is the primary requirement of man and woman

15. Hair cutting is not a barber’s religion, but business. Stitching leather is not a business of cobbler, it is a business. Similarly, worshiping is not Brahmin’s religion, but business

16. The Brahmins claim that they were born from the mouth of Brahma, so was there a womb in the mouth of Brahma? , Did Mahavari also come from the mouth of Brahma? , And if Brahma gave birth, how did Brahma breastfeed the infant?

17. The God of the temple is the fraud of the Brahmin. How can a stone that makes up the world be confined to a particular or special place? How can gods be used in the stone from which roads, houses, etc. are built?

18. True education signifies empowering others and leaving the world a little better than the one we found.




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