International Council for Education, Research and Training

Contribution Of Savitribai Phule to Women Empowerment, Education and Social Issues

Rani, Renu

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Govt. College Hansi, Hisar



This study aims to know about the feminist Savitribai Phule’s contribution towards women’s education and others social issues. Savitribai Jyotirao Phule was a renowned social activist, educationist and poet of India who did many drastic changes to society by her remarkable efforts. She had counted among well educated women and attributed for establishing the first girl’s school in Pune in Bhide Wada. This was the great step which was taken by her to educate women. Her motivational ideas should be combined in education because she started a revolutionary wave in the existing period of several parts of education. She also took effort towards many social issues by running drive against child marriage, sati pratha and promoting widow remarriage. She did not stop herself and keep doing campaigning against many other issues like untouchability and worked actively in stopping caste and gender-based discrimination. Savitribai Phule was the first lady teacher of India but along with this she was also known as the first Marathi poetess and inspirational to others.


 Keywords: women Education, Social issues, Feminist 

Impact Statement

This research paper explores Savitribai Phule’s pioneering efforts in advocating for women’s rights, education, and social reform in 19th-century India. By documenting her role as one of India’s first female teachers and her establishment of the first school for girls, the paper highlights her significant contributions to women’s empowerment and education. Her activism against caste discrimination, child marriage, and support for widow remarriage showcases her holistic approach to social issues. The paper underscores her lasting impact on contemporary social justice movements and educational policies. By drawing parallels to modern-day efforts, the research provides a framework for ongoing and future initiatives in gender equality and social reform. This work serves as a critical resource for scholars, educators, and activists, emphasizing the enduring relevance of Savitribai Phule’s legacy in promoting social justice and empowering marginalized communities.

About Author

Ms. Renu Rani, is working as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Government college, Hansi (Hisar). She completed M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from KUK, specializing in Organic Chemistry. She has six years teaching experience. Since joining at Govt. College, Hansi in 2018, she has been teaching a range of undergraduate courses including Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Advanced Laboratory Techniques. She is also a head of department t(chemistry) in the college. Beyond academia, she is actively engaging in outreach programs, conducting workshops to inspire young students in science. She is committed to education and research continues to make a substantial impact in the field of chemistry.



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