Savitribai Phule Jayanti

Ratna Sagar pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on her birth anniversary.

Savitribai Phule was an incredible figure in India’s history, a pioneer in women’s education and social reform. Ratna Sagar honoring her on her birth anniversary reflects the acknowledgment of her remarkable contributions towards education and social equality. She played a pivotal role in promoting education for girls and marginalized communities. Celebrating her legacy is a fantastic way to recognize her impact on society.

Savitribai Phule was one of the first female teachers in India, a social reformer, and a poet. Along with her husband, Jyotiba Phule in Maharashtra, she played a vital role in improving women’s rights in India. She is considered to be the pioneer of India’s feminist movement.

Savitribai Phule was born on 3 January 1831 in the village of Naigaon in Satara District, Maharashtra. Her birthplace is about 15 km (9.3 mi) from Shirval and about 50 km (31 mi) from Pune. Savitribai Phule was the youngest daughter of Lakshmi and Khandoji Navse Patil, both of whom belonged to the Mali Community.

Born: 3 January 1831, Naigaon
Died: 10 March 1897, Pune
Spouse: Jyotirao Phule (m. 1840–1890)
Children: Yashwant Phule
Parents: LaxmiBai, Khandoji Navse Patil
Books: Kaavya Phule: A Collection of Poems
Full name: Savitribai Jyotirao Phule