Medieval History

Who among the following social reformer started a society for the encouragement of widow remarriage in 1866 in Maharashtra?

  1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  2. Jyotirao Phule
  3. Vishnushastri Pandit
  4. Pandita Ramabai


On 28 January 1866, Vishnushastri, inspired by Phule’s movement, opened an institution to promote widow remarriage. The institution or society was known as Punar Vivahtojak Mandal (remarriage association).

The correct option is C.