India has a great history of leader who played crucial role in Indian revolution. Many leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawallal Nehru, Shivaji Mahraj helped country to be protect from outside invasion. In all those leaders, an important leader for me is Savitribai Poole. She is not much famous in the world but she is definitely famous in India mostly in the Maharashtra State. She contributed in women education, widow remarriage and social reform. There are many reasons that I do believe that she is an important leader for me.
The main reason is she graduated in a difficult situation. When she was born, British was ruling in India and people were backward. People believed on religion and many superstition. In that time, women couldn't take any decision herself; man used to beat and gave trouble to women. In difficult social situation she had completed her education. She got married and after marriage continued her education. Though she had opposition of family and society, her husband Mr. Joytiba Poole who encouraged her to complete her further education.
The second reason, she was first female teacher in first female school. She not only educated herself, she also took part in teaching other women and gave direction to their life. In her time women were not allowed to go out and do any outside activities. Women treated as maid and dependent on family. Savitribai lead to liberate women, gave education and encourage them. Backward thinking people gave her trouble in many ways. They thrown egg, tomato, cow dung to her face but also she didn't stop her work.
The third reason is she took effort on removal of untouchability. She helped her husband in revolution for untouchable people. In her school she taught all cast student together and treated to lower cast student same as upper cast.
She had struggled for women for equal rights in male dominant society. Now people are changed and encouraging their daughter or sister for education. Nowadays we, women are free and going outside without a fear for education, shopping and all other reason because of her strive.