Chapter 12


1. His family nickname was Tatya.

2. The Chitpawan Brahmins were highly politically awakened community and many great political and nationalist figures like Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Tilak, Ranade, Chiplunkar, Karve, etc. were already in limelight. Former Governor of Bombay, Sir Richard Temple said of the community … never have I known a national and political ambition, so continuous, so enduring, so far-reaching and so utterly impossible for us to satisfy, as that of the Brahmins of Western India’. Dhananjay Keer, Mahatma Jotirao Phuley: Father of Indian Social Revolution (Bombay: Popular Publication, 1997), p. 16.

3. He translated Mazzini’s autobiography into Marathi.

4. Richard H. Davis, The Cultural Background of Hindutva. ...

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