High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Mahatma Jotiba Govindrao Phule (April 11, 1827 November 28, 1890), also known as Mahatma Jotiba Phule was an activist, thinker, social reformer, writer, philosopher, theologist, scholar, editor and revolutionary from Maharashtra, India in the nineteenth century. Jotiba Phule and his wife 'Krantijyoti' Savitribai Phule were the pioneer of women's education in India. His remarkable influence was apparent in fields like education, agriculture, caste system, women and widow upliftment and removal of untouchability. He is most known for his efforts to educate women and the lower castes as well as 'Bahujan people'. He, after educating his wife, opened the first school for girls in India in August 1848.