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Educational Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India

Shiva Kumar Mishra (Author)
Synopsis This book gives the detailed account regarding the origin and development of educational ideas and institutions in ancient India with special references to Mithila, a region which enjoys a status of centrality in the cultural history of early India. Mithila due to its rich intellectual heritage, attracted scholars from different country and also produced celebrated scholars of international repute. Their contributions in their respective branch of knowledge are still unsailable which could not be challenged by others. The book has divided into five chapters each giving the indepth study on the subject from earliest times to 1206 A.D. While chapter one introduces the land, legend and people of Mithila, the second chapter discusses the different educational ideas, important rituals and educational centres. Likewise the third chapter highlights the curriculum and examination system as also about the conferring of degrees. The fourth chapter gives a detailed accounts about some eminent scholars of Mithila and teacher-taught relationship. Besides the concluding chapter, the book contains an appendix giving the present historical sites of educational importance.
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Bibliographic information

Title Educational Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818520571X
length xvi+192p.
Subjects History