Satyashodhak Samaj, also known as the Truth-Seekers Society, was a social reform movement founded by Jyotirao Phule in 1873 in Pune, India. The main aim of this movement was to fight against caste-based discrimination, the oppression of women, and the exploitation of lower castes in Indian society.
The Satyashodhak Samaj was open to people of all castes and religions and aimed to promote social equality and justice. The movement challenged the Brahminical domination of Hindu society and called for the empowerment of lower castes and women. It also promoted education as a means of empowering marginalized groups and fought against the practice of child marriage and the dowry system.
The Satyashodhak Samaj played a significant role in shaping the social and political landscape of Maharashtra and India as a whole. It inspired many other social reform movements and played a crucial role in the Indian freedom struggle. Today, the legacy of the Satyashodhak Samaj continues to inspire people fighting against social injustice and inequality.