Savitribai Phule
Savitribai Phule

Savitribai Phule  was one of the first female teachers in India, a social reformer, and poet.

Her husband name is Jyotiba Phule, she lives with her husband, Jyotiba Phule in Maharashtra, she played a lead role in improving women’s rights in India. She is considered to be the pioneer of India’s feminist movement. She strived to abolish discrimination and unfair treatment of people on the basis of caste and gender. She and her husband were pioneers of women’s education in India. They started their first school for girls in 1848 in Pune at Tatyasaheb Bhide’s residence or Bhidewada.

Savitribai Phule Early life

Savitribai Phule was born on 3 January 1831 at the village of Naigaon in Satara District, Maharashtra.

Her birthplace is Shirval, Pune. Savitribai Phule was the youngest daughter of Lakshmi and Khandoji Nevase Patil. Savitribai married her husband Jyotirao Phule at the age of 9. Though they had no children of their own. It is said that they adopted Yashawantrao, a son born to a Brahmin widow. It is said that Yashwant was unable to get married because he was born to a widow, and community beliefs disallowed marriage of “such people”.

Savitribai Phule Education

Savitribai was illiterate at the time of her marriage. Jyotirao educated Savitribai and Sagunabai Shirsagar, his cousin sister at their home along with working at their farm.

She also enrolled herself in two teacher’s training programs; the 1st was at institution run by an American missionary, Cynthia Farrar, in Ahmednagar, and the 2nd course was at a Normal School in Poona (Now Pune). She has the first Indian woman teacher and headmistress.

Savitribai Phule Personal Info

  • She was born in 3 January 1831.
  • She died on 10 March 1897 (aged 66).
  • Her Occupation was Teacher, activist, social reformer.
  • She is Known for Girl’s education, Women’s emancipation.