A) He was the first to raise his voice against Brahmans in Maharashtra in 1870s
B) Phule, through this book 'Ghulamgiri' (1872) and his organisation Satyashodhak Mandal, proclaimed the need to save the lower castes from the hypocritical Brahmans and their scriptures
C) His Satyashodhak Mandal contained both an elite-based conservative trend and a genuine mass-based radicalism
D) The urban educated Marathas were his most ardent followers
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] Jyotiba Phule and his wife Savitribai Phule were pioneers of women's education in India. His work extended to many fields including 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 the masses. He, after educating his wife, opened the first school for girls in India in August 1848.
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