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DHONDO KESHAVA KARVE

A Women's University

About the year 1915 he get by post the book, 'Japanese Women's University'? As he was going through that book he drew up an outline for an 'Indian Women's University'. The University was to have these objectives: (1) to give women education which would develop their personalities; (2) to equip them to become wives and mothers if they married and (3) to educate them to participate as citizens in nation building. He visited Bombay, Ahmedabad, and Madras, Bangalore, Salem and other places and made speeches explaining the need for a Women's University, he met people and collected funds. The Indian Women's University was established in 1916 in the Mahilashram of Hingne.

Again Karve wandered from place to place with a begging bowl. Within four years, the University had a balance of over two lakh rupees, after meeting all expenses.

One special feature of the University was that the mother tongue was the medium of instruction. If a student has to learn through another language and not through his mother tongue, it will be a needless burden. Karve had realized that only the mother tongue is the easiest means of acquiring knowledge.

Large funds are required to run a huge organization like a university. Karve was constantly touring to collect funds. Sir Vithaldas Thackersey of Bombay was a very rich and generous man. He was always ready to help men of genius in the country. When he visited the women's university in Japan he remembered the university established by Karve. When he returned from his world tour he said he would donate fifteen lakh rupees to the Indian Women's University. The name of the Indian Women's University was changed to 'Shreemati Nathibai Thackersey Indian Women's University'. (Shreemati Nathibai was Vithaldas's mother.)

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Dhondo Keshava Karve- He brought education,equality,honour and joy into the lives of many people
About  Dhondo Keshava Karve
Introduction
'Fill The Room!"
An Ideal Life
An Aristocratic Family
A Self Respecting Mother
An Example
A Lesson
The Ordeal of An Examination
A Graduate
Friend Narahari Pant
The Lamp Of Service Is Lit
Independent Life
Sacrifice To Blind Faith
A Heroic Act
The Prince Of Courage
Patience Personified
New Lights Of Service
Thorns In The Path Of Service
Institution For Selfless Service
You are Here! A Women's University
Greatness Recognized
Travel In Three Continents
A New Venture At Seventy-Eight
The sacred 'Mantra'
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