SAVITRIBAI PHULE: LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WOMAN EXTRAORDINAIRE

Aravind Prabodhan, Pol
International Research Journal of Human Resources and Social Sciences   unpublished
Savitribai Phule is a relatively unknown personality to Modern India. Due to inadequate information about her life and her work, many modern historians and social scientists have missed to acknowledge her contribution to the domain of anti-caste politics and women's' movement in modern India. The aim of the article is primarily to recover her role from the larger unobtrusiveness about her work in the field of history and gender studies. This article seeks to emphasize that Savitribai was not
more » ... vitribai was not just a wife of a famous social reformer of the 19 th century. On the other hand, she was actively involved in the public life as an educational campaigner, poet, women's leader, and leading social reformer. This article is not a biographical account of Savitribai Phule. It is rather an attempt to highlight her work and situate it into a larger history of modern India.
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