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Caste and Educational Development: Before and After Independence

M.L. Mathur (Author)
Synopsis During British rule in India private bodies such as castes, communities and missionaries were recognized as important agencies in the field of educational development. These bodies opened educational institutions to provide education to their own children till Grant-in Aid Rule, 1902 was enforced. Grant-in Aid Rule 1902 served two purposes - provide financial aid to these bodies to run schools and admit half of students from other castes and communities. The present book focuses on educational development in Jodhpur city a capital of erstwhile princely State Marwar where both forward and backward castes, religious minority communities, Christian and Muslim and immigrated Sindhi community opened schools for education of boys and girls from 1887 to 1954. Historically castes and communities established royalty with the rulers of the day that they got permission to open their school’s, upgrade them and in return honoured them by naming their schools after the name of the erstwhile rulers. Whether these private aided schools managed by castes and communities could built educational prestige over the period of more than hundred years of service in the society? Using Statistical techniques to determine prestige score of each schools and selecting three schools out of sixteen schools studied was one of the contributions of the work and developed a concept of “Preponderant Castes”. Management of schools by these bodies in terms of structural functional analysis i.e. compositions, social background of members, fund raising, recruitment of teachers etc. were also studied. The book is a combination of a study in three perspectives – historical, educational and managemnt.
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About the author

M.L. Mathur

M.L. Mathur presently holds the post of Senior Research Officer in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, New Delhi. Prior to the present assignment he had served in different capacities in different organizations such as National Commission for Backward Classes, New Delhi, National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, Dehradun and Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College, Jodhpur and National Institute for Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. He holds the postgraduate and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the Jai Narayan Vyas University of Jodhpur (formerly known as University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur). He has been actively pursuing his research work in the area of Sociology of Education besides his deep involvement for more than two and half decades of research experience in the field of health, education, visually handicapped, other backward classes and Policy Planning in the Welfare sector. Dr. Mathur has contributed number of research papers in the National and International journals of repute. His recent publication also includes a book Encyclopedia of Backward Castes (in four volumes).

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Title Caste and Educational Development: Before and After Independence
Author M.L. Mathur
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178351234
length 236p., Tables; Figures; References; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.