Silence! The Court is in Session

by

Vijay Tendulkar

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Agarkar and Dhonodo Keshav Karve Term Analysis

Two Indian social reformers born in the mid 1800s. Gopal Ganesh Agarkar campaigned for education reform, the abolition of the Indian cast system, and for the increase of the marriage age for children. Karve campaigned for women’s welfare, specifically education, increased literacy, and the remarriage of widows, as well as the abolition of the caste system.

Agarkar and Dhonodo Keshav Karve Quotes in Silence! The Court is in Session

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Act Three Quotes

All right. She’s not less than thirty-four. I'll give it to you in writing! What I say is, our society should revive the old custom of child marriage. Marry off the girls before puberty. All this promiscuity will come to a full stop. If anyone has ruined our society it’s Agarkar and Dhondo Keshav Karve. That's my frank opinion, Sukhatme, my frank opinion.

Related Characters: Mr. Kashikar (speaker), Benare, Sukhatme
Page Number: 98
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Act Three
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...a short speech about reviving child marriage in order to curb promiscuity. He argues that Agarkar and Dhondo Keshav Karve , two social reformers and women’s welfare activists, have ruined society. (full context)