He, along with the
friends, Chiplunkar and Agashar, started a private school on missionary lines for
imparting modern education to the largest number of people. Great scholars like V.S. Apte
were associated with this project. They worked as teachers n nominal salary. Thus was
started the New English High School of Pune in 1880 which has blossomed in the Deccan
Education Society today.
He also started two journals, the Mahratta and Kesari in 1881 to further the same
objectives, namely social and political reformation of the country.
Tilak wrote frankly and trenchantly about the problems of the day, often criticising the
Although Tilak did not practise law, he conducted classes in law for a decade.
Tilak soon started taking greater part in the social and political activities of the land.