Maharshi Vitthal Ramji Shinde

Mahrshi Vitthal Ramji Shinde was a social and religious reformers in Maharashtra.

  • 1873: He was born in April 23, 1873 in Jamkhandi in Karnataka, India in a Maharashtrian family
  • 1898: He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Fergusson College Pune
  • 1901: Went to England to study comparative religion at Manchester College, Oxford
  • 1905: He established a night school for the children of untouchables in Pune
  • 1906: He established the Depressed Classes Mission in Mumbai
  • 1917: He succeeded in getting the Indian National Congress to pass a resolution condemning the practice of untouchability
  • 1923: He resigned as the executive of the Depressed Classes Mission
  • 1930: He participated in the Civil Disobedience movement of Mahatma Gandhi and was imprisoned for six months of hard labor, in the Yerawda prison Pune
  • 1933: His book Bhartiya Asprushyatecha Prashna (“India’s untouchability question”) was published
  • 1944: He died on January 2, 1944

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