Jyotirao Phule: The Great Indian Philosopher

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Jyotirao Phule

Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was highly influenced by Thomas Paine’s ideas and his book The Rights of Man. His prime source of inspiration was the biographies of George Washington and Chhatrapati Shivaji.  Image source: 3.bp.blogspot.com

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Mahatma Phule wanted to establish a society based on the foundation of individual liberty and equality. He was the first defender of human equality and the rights of man in India.  Image source: www.wordpress.com

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Jyotirao Phule

Mahatma Phule was the first revolutionary leader of the downtrodden and peasants, and a supporter of women’s education. He and his followers formed the Satyashodhak Samaj Society for peasants and the lower caste in order for these sections of society to attain equal rights to education.  Image source: im.hunt.in

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Jyotirao Phule

Mahatma Phule was the founder of many movements against discrimination of dalits, education of women and peasants, as well as blind faith.  Image source: www.ramsutar.com

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Jyotirao Phule

Mahatma Phule’s views and opinions were based on his real-life experiences and faith. He became a source of inspiration for Maharshi Shinde, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Gadgebaba and Shahu Maharaj.  Image source: prahaar.in

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