After passing the B.A. examination
Karve became a teacher in the Elphinstone High School. He worked for a year, but did not
like government service, so he gave up the post. He undertook teaching in two or three
schools for a few hours. In those days he would start teaching in Saint Peter's School at
6 a.m. It took Karve an hour to walk to that school. He had to get up at 4.30 in the
morning, eat some rice mixed with curds and leave the house at 5, to walk to the school.
Karve found happiness in this way of life. His wife
Radhabai managed the household affairs very well. Even in his poverty Karve brought four
boys from his hometown and arranged for there Education. One of these boys later attained
all India fame; his name Raghunath Paranjape.
To the boys who came with Karve to Bombay for education he
was like a Radhabai a mother.
Radhabai fell ill and returned to Murud. Her condition
became very bad. Karve received the news that she died on Nagapanchami Day.
The whole night he could not sleep.
Next morning by six o' clock he was present for work in the
The Deccan Education Society was running the Ferguson
College in' Pune. Gopal Krishna Gokhale requested Karve go to Pune from Bombay. Karve was
appointed Professor of Mathematics in Fergusson College. Karve's relatives and friends
began to compel him to marry again.