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Did you know that Lokmanya Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Maharishi Karve were all Mathematics Professors as well?

The three of them taught math at the Fergusson College in Pune.
Interestingly, it was the disagreements between Tilak and Gokhale that led to the former's resignation from the faculty.

Gokhale had to 'recruit' his college batchmate, Dhondo Keshav Karve (who was teaching in Mumbai) to the Fergusson College to fill in to teach Math, in Pune.
Karve then settled in Pune, and went onto start the Hingne Home for Widows, Women's School and the SNDT Women's University here.
To continue the story of Fergusson College... Gokhale and the members of Fergusson College later recruited R.P. Paranjype (first Indian to get the 'Wrangler' title at Cambridge) as the Principal.

'Wrangler' Paranjype was the Principal of the college when Savarkar studied there.
October 7, 1905 - A huge bonfire of foreign-made clothes was lit across from 'Lakdi Pul' in #Pune.

This was part of the nationwide agitation launched by Tilak to protest against the partition of Bengal

The Pune bonfire was led by Veer Savarkar, then a student at Fergusson.
Wrangler Paranjype, the Principal of Fergusson College, 'fined' the young Savarkar for these activities.

Tilak wrote a strong editorial in Kesari protesting this, titled 'हे तर आमचे गुरू नव्हेच' (They (referring to the Principal) are not our real Gurus..).
Will conclude this thread now... summarising what P K Atre has written -

What an era it must have been!

Early 20th century, first decade (and last decade of 19th century)...Pune was the political capital of the country.

Ranade, Tilak, Gokhale, Karve, Agarkar...then Savarkar.
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