Jyotiba PhuleA Modern Indian Philosopher by: Archana Malik-Goure
Jyotiba Phule, a multi-faceted social reformer of the nineteenth century, relentlessly worked for the uplift of the oppressed classes, having started schools for girls and children of the lower castes and farmers, widow homes and orphanages. His philosophy of universal religion strengthened him to fight against child marriage, sati and casteism, and for the remarriage of Brahmin widows.
Year Of Publication: 2013
Pages : xiii, 103p.
Bibliographic Details : Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Caste conflicts ruled the roost in the nineteenth-century India. It housed many social evils like untouchability, discrimination against women and the underprivileged, and sati. Education was the prerogative of the mighty Brahmins and the upper-class society, resulting in the perennial exploitation of the backward classes, women, farmers and widows.
Jyotiba Phule (182790) dawned as the saviour of the weaker sections. Defying diktats and intimidations, he got himself and his wife educated. This paved the way for the Phule couples to start and successfully run few schools for the children of the downtrodden and girls. He opened his well for the untouchables’ use. Through tireless efforts and continued writings, he fought against the social injustices, nail and tooth. His writings were a new philosophy in the making a philosophy of universal religion. He believed in God, but refused to believe the Vedas, saying them as the handworks of Brahmins.
Man was his religion and his emancipation was his drive. He founded Widow Homes and orphanages. For him education was the key for liberation from all social evils. He fought with the English regime to have the children of farmers and the downtrodden equal rights to education. He was eventually accredited with the title ßMahatmaû.
This book is sure to generate keen interest among social workers, modern historians, researchers on social reforms and reformers, and students of sociology and political science.
Jyotiba Phules Life and Writings
Brahmanache Kasab (The Cleverness of Brahmins)
Shetakaryanch Asood (The Cultivators Whip-cord)
Asprushyanchi Kaifiyat (Cause of the Untouchables)
Satsar (Existence of Goodness)
Sarvajanik Satyadharma Pustak
(A Book of True Religion for All)
Tritiya Ratna (The Third Eye)
2. Critique of Womens Oppression
Status of Women in Nineteenth Century
Widow Remarriage and Child Marriage
Work for Womens Emancipation
Work for Untouchables
Work for Farmers
3. Critique of Caste and Tradition
Concept of Varnashrama
Etymological Meaning of Varna
4. Philosophy of Universal Religion
Sarvajanik Satyadharma Pustak
Concept of Nirmik
Original Akhandas Regarding Phules Universal Religion
5. Contribution to Modern India
Practical Aspect of Phules Philosophy
Philosophy of Education
Importance of Womens Education
Contemporary Relevance of Jyotibas Philosophy
Contemporary Relevance of Jyotibas Biography
6. Memorial Addressed To the Education Commission