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Savitribai Phule – Epitome of Resistance, Modernity and Empowerment


  Gowd Kiran Kumar At a time when it was a taboo to see women in public spaces, Savitribai Phule (1831-1897) spearheaded a silent movement for the empowerment of the disenfranchised in the 19th century. Dedicating her life to the emancipation of oppressed, Savitribai Phule struggled for the rights of the marginalised majority – women, …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Dnyanajyoti Savitribai Phule – II


  Prof. Hari Narke Continued from here. (This is the second part of his essay ‘Dnyanajyoti Savitribai Phule’, published in the NCERT booklet on the ‘Savitribai Phule First Memorial Lecture’ in 2008. You can read the first part here) In 1877, Maharashtra was facing a severe drought. It was not possible for Savitribai and Jotirao, who …