Sunday, January 3, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Salute to Women Liberator - Savitribai Phule


Salute to Liberator - Savitribai Phule

– on Birthday, 3rd January

By: Pardeep Singh Attri 

Savitribai Phule (1831-1897)one of the supreme name who fought against the totalitarianism of caste and other social evils in India.  She was born in Naigaon, (Tha. Khandala, Distt. Satara) her father's name was Khandoji Nevse and mother's name was Laxmi.

At the time when even a shadow of untouchables were considered impure, when the people were unwilling to offer water to thirsty untouchables, Savitribai Phule and Mahatma Jotiba Phule opened the well in their house for the use of untouchables. It was a challenge thrown at the Brahmins so as they change their mindset towards untouchables. But even after almost 200 years, dalit (untouchables) still strive for water rights.

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Pardeep Singh Attri

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