Tilak started his
studies in the Pune City High School. As a student, he was unconventional in his ways. He
used to solve sums, that too the difficult ones, mentally and write the answers alone sans
Tilak got married in his fifteenth year and the following year, his father too passed
away. He now studied under the supervision of his uncle.
He succeeded in passing his B.A. and Law degrees, but he never practised.
When he a lad of 24 Tilak emerged from the college, India was passing through repression
under the British rule. He was naturally drawn to the vortex of the Indian ferment.