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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Anna Saheb Karve” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Anna Saheb Karve

 

India : A Great Reformist

Born : AD 1858                    Died : AD 1962

 

Anna Saheb Karve’s life was as simple and clean as that of an ancient ascetic (Rishi-Muni). He was liberal in his views and sympathetic in his attitude. He was deeply moved by the troubles and tribulations of women-folk.

What Anna-Saheb did for the uplittment of women in the last decade of the nineteenth century was beyond the imagination of the people. He created an awakening among women through his writings in Kesari. He was a staunch supporter of widow-remarriage. On March 11, 1893, he himself set an example before the society by taking a bold step of marrying a widow. He established an orphanage in Pune.

Anna Saheb realised the importance of education for women. He spared no efforts in starting Bharatiya Mahila Vidyapeeth, the first university for women. In 1921, he travelled to Europe and America, met famous people like Albert Einstein and formulated his opinions regarding work. In 1958, he was awarded `Bharat Rana’ in recognition of his services in educational and social reforms.

Born on 18 April 1858 at Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, Dhondopant rose to be Dr D.K. Karve. In 1884, he graduated from a college in Bombay. In 1891, he lost his first wife and later remarried a widow in 1893. The couple dedicated their lives to the social works and reforms. An old veteran of 104, Dr Karve died in 1962.

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