Savitribai:journey of Trailblazer

Leah, Verghese and ., Ranjna and Medha, Sundar (2014) Savitribai:journey of Trailblazer. People and Ideas . Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

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Maharashtra in the 19th century The Peshwa Bajirao II’s rule was marked by inefficient administration and wasteful expenditure. As a Peshwa, he made a terrible ruler. He delighted in humiliating his feudatories, seizing their estates on flimsy pretexts, and imagined that their womenfolk too belonged to him. Societal mores were hidebound and conservative. The caste system was very rigid. The lower castes, Mahars, Mangs, Chambhars, Bhangi, Dhedds, could not even cross paths with people of higher castes. The small Brahman community, constituting less than five percent of the population of the Maharashtra region, accepted Western education and used that education to gain access to professions and positions in the government service that were open to Indians.

Item Type: Book
Authors: Leah, Verghese and ., Ranjna and Medha, Sundar
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Social reform, People,Ideas,History
Subjects: Social sciences
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > People and Ideas
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