Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Write short notes.Satyashodhak Samaj - History

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Satyashodhak Samaj

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  1. Founded in 1873 by Mahatma Jotirao Phule in Pune.
  2. Cracked a whip on the social customs and practices which pushed the Indian masses into a miserable state.
  3. Showed a new path to artisans, workers, and other downtrodden people.
  4. Characteristics of Satyashodhak Samaj included monotheism, rejection of the authority of Vedas and Puranas, acceptance of rationality, opposition to the dominance of priests and idol worship, etc.
  5. Mahatma Phule and his wife Savitribai Phule started a school for girls.
  6. His work was continued by Gopal Baba Walangkar who criticised untouchability in his book Vital Vidhwamsan'.
  7. Shivram Janba drew attention to the problems of deprived women like Murali, Jagatini, and Devadasi.
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Balbharati History 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 India: Social and Religious Reforms
Exercise Q.3 | Q 2 | Page 39
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