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The History of Education in Modern India 1757-1986

Suresh Chandra Ghosh (Author)
Synopsis The last few decades have witnessed significant changes in the concepts of education and history. This book presents a historical overview of education in modern India from its colonial beginnings in 1757 through the implementation of the new education policy in 1986. The manner in which our education system was imported and later adapted to suit Indian conditions, the initial reaction of the British and their hostility later, the subsequent reforms: their intentions and implications, their rebuttal by the rise of the unemployed and professional Indians, the reactions of our forefathers and the extent to which we have been able to alter the system to suit our needs, interests and aspirations have all been discussed in a style that is clear and concise. This study reviews controversial issues like the introduction of English education in India, the authorship of the education despatch of 1854, the Curzon University reform of 1899-1905 and also indicates how the new national policy of education promulgated in 1986 could be successfully implemented especially in view of the shifting political scenario in the country. Meticulously researched, the book is based on the critical use of archival sources and private papers and is essential reading not only for students at the graduate and post graduate levels but also for a larger audience with an interest in education in India.
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About the author

Suresh Chandra Ghosh

Formerly a member on the UGC Education Panel and associated with a number of UGC committees including the Working Group on Higher Education for IX plan as well as with the Rehabilitation Council of India as a member of many of its committees and sub-committees, Suresh Chandra Ghosh was a post-doctoral Fellow in History at Edinburgh University, in 1968-70, Honorary visiting Scholar at the University of London, Institute of Education in 1981, a Visiting Fellow at the Maison Des Sciences De L’Homme, Paris, in 1991-92, at the Institute of Advanced Study of Humanities in Edinburgh in 1992 and at the University of Western Ontario, London and the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education, Toronto, in 1993. In 1988 he was sponsored by the New Delhi Ford Foundation to deliver a lecture on the 1986 New Education Policy in India at the Duke and the Indiana Universities in the United States. Author of twelve research monographs and twelve papers mostly published abroad, he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Paedagogica Historica, Belgium and now a Gast Professor at Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat, Jena, Germany, since April 2000. His forthcoming publications include History of Education in Ancient India, 3000 B.C. to 1192 A.D.

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Title The History of Education in Modern India 1757-1986
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8125006222
length x+204p.