Sathyasodhak Samaj was founded by Jyothi Rao Phule in 1873.
Phule was born in 1827 in Maharashtra.
He has founded Sathyasodhak Samaj for the upliftment of the untouchables.
Original name of Jyothi Rao Phule was Gore.
He was greatly influenced by the book “Right of man” written by Thomas Paine.
In 1848 he started a Dalit School for boys and girls.
In 1872 Phule wrote ‘Gulamgiri’ in which he challenged the superiority of the Brahmins.
In 1888 he was honored with the title of Mahatma and Popular as Jyothiba Phule.
He died on 28th November 1890.
Some works of Phule are ‘Dharmathritiyarathnam’, Gulam Giri, Life of Sivaji and Ishara.
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