Social and Cultural Movements - Satyashodhak Samaj
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Social and Cultural Movements
Arya Samaj
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Veda Samaj
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Drain of Wealth Theory
Indian (National) Social Conference
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Seva Samiti
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Theosophical Society Annie Besant
The Aligarh Movement
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Satyashodhak Samaj
The Justice Party Movement
Self Respect Movement

Satyashodhak Samaj

  • Founded by Jyotiba Phule in 1873 to fight Brahmanic domination and to liberate low castes by educating them and teaching them their rights. He advocated the cause of untouchables.
  • Jyotiba also started a school for untouchables and an orphanage for widows.
  • His books, Ghulamgiri and Sarvajanik Satyadharma Pustak questioned the traditional customs and beliefs of society.
  • Met the Duke of York as the representative of poverty stricken Indian peasant.


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