Q. The pen name “Lokahitawadi” was associated with whom among the following?

[A] Gopalhari Deshmukh

[B] Jyotiba Phule

[C] Vidyasagar

[D] Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

Answer: A

Explanation: Gopalhari Deshmukh (1823-1892) was a social reformer and rationalist from Maharashtra.

  • He held the post of a judge under British raj, but wrote for a weekly Prabhakar under the pen name of Lokahitawadi on social reform issues.
  • He advocated a reorganisation of Indian society on rational principles and modern, humanistic, secular values. He attacked Hindu orthodoxy and supported social and religious equality.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT