Rise, to learn and Act

Savitribai Phule

Rise, to Learn and Act: This poem is a rallying cry for action and resistance against the Brahmanical tyranny. Savitribai urges her fellow Shudras to awaken, arise and educate themselves, and to smash the traditions that enslave them. She also warns them to beware of the Peshwas, who are loyal to Manu and his laws. She invokes the name of Baliraja, a legendary king who was known for his generosity and justice, as a symbol of hope and inspiration

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