Parivartak – Social Reform Walk

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As a part of this walk, we shall cover areas that told tales about people who dared to stand up for their rights and challenge harmful and obsolete practices of their day and age. Join us to know more about such social reformers from Mumbai and their contributions. Above all feel a sense of connection to their contribution to India and to our own lives.

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Availability: Sundays, 8 AM – 10 AM (Other days and timings are subject to availability).

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Parivartak – Social Reform Walk

Know a bit more about the intangible heritage of Mumbai namely that of people who have dared to do the unthinkable. Identify individuals who were social movements in themselves and who changed the landscape of their times and the fruits of whose efforts we are enjoying today. The scope of their work is not restricted to any limited area but is spread across almost everywhere we can cast a glance. Know about India’s first practicing woman doctor and people who challenged several unhealthy social practices and played their own role in building modern Indian Society.

As we walk down memory lane, we shall pass by the Karmabhoomi (workplaces) which were associated with the social reformers of 19th and 20thCentury Mumbai who thought beyond their day and age. In this process, one can relate to Mumbai and Maharashtra’s role in the Indian Renaissance. Generally, Indian Social Reform is associated with the great reformers of Bengal like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekanand, and Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar to name a few. As a result, one will get acquainted with some lesser known yet important social revolutionaries of the time.

Know about –

  1. One of the pioneers of women’s education and town planning in Mumbai.
  2. India’s first ever practicing lady doctor.
  3. Western Influence on Indian Social Reform.
  4. An Indian lady shipping magnate from the 1930s and 40s.
  5. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s lesser known brother.
  6. Lokmanya Tilak’s role in Social Reform.
  7. India’s first proponent of Family Planning.
  8. The Mumbai version of Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s teachings and work.

All these shall be explained as we negotiate pathways in lesser known areas of South Mumbai which are associated with these individuals.

Inclusions – Native Fees

General Guidelines –

  1. Reach the meeting place on time!
  2. The walking stretch is 2-3 km. Wear comfortable shoes. Be fit and fresh!
  3. All guests are required to be a part of a group and avoid going out on their own as this experience shall be through certain narrow lanes.
  4. Cancellation is flexible. You are entitled to a full refund if you cancel 48 hours before your experience is scheduled.

Meeting point will be disclosed once you book the experience.

About Siddhartha

SiddharthaI am a pure Mumbaikar by heart and soul. Always helpful. Born and brought up in heart of the town. I am a post graduate in Industrial Psychology and am a student of the city’s most prestigious and famous St. Xavier’s College. I love Indian culture, mythologies and to explore stories hidden within various communities and places! Due to my immense knowledge and experience through travelling, I am literally called as ‘an encyclopedia of Indian Railways’ among friends! Many times, I simply travel solo and explore local transportation, known and unknown pilgrimages, scenic places in Mumbai & Maharashtra.

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