CONTRIBUTION OF SAVITRIBAI AND JYOTIRAO PHULE IN EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT OF WEAKER SECTIONS IN INDIA
Keywords:Social reformer, Empowerment, Nationalist, Women’s education, Weaker section.
Savitribai Phule and Mahatma Jyotirao Phule were important social reformers and leading characters in India. Savitribai was the first lady teacher of India’s first girl’s school. She was not only a teacher but also a great social reformer. She was a significant advocate for women's empowerment and education in the nineteenth century. They were far ahead of nationalist discourse in weaker sections of 19th-century Colonial India. In this context, the researcher intends to focus on assessing the contributions of Savitribai and Jotirao Phule to education and empowering the weaker sections of India. The study is a documentary study. It is also considered a qualitative study. The study investigates Jotirao and Savitribai Phule's contributions to the education, empowerment, and self-reliance of subjugated India's weaker sections. This paper is special emphasizes Women and backward-class people.