What was the contribution of Gopal Hari Deshmukh?

Some of the contributions of Gopal Hari Deshmukh were as follows:

  • He promoted emancipation (liberation) and education of women, and wrote against arranged child marriages, dowry system.
  • He wrote against the evils of the caste system.
  • Deshmukh founded a public library in Pune under the leadership of the then governor of the state of Bombay, Henry Brown.

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