Author: Suresh Chandra GhoshPublisher: Orient BlackSwanYear: 2013Language: EnglishPages: 416ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788125052623
The History of Education in Modern India 1757–2012, presents an overview of the education system in India from its colonial beginnings through Independence till the present day. It examines crucial issues that have shaped India’s education system, like the introduction of English education, the Education Despatch of 1854, the genesis of Curzon’s university reform of 1899–1905, and the education policy of post-Independence India.In addition, this fourth, revised edition includes the latest discussions and debates around the major changes planned for and already implemented in the education sector, including the recommendations of the National Knowledge Commission, the Yashpal Committee Report on the functioning of bodies in higher and technical education, and enactment of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. These are analyzed against the background of the huge socioeconomic and political changes brought about in post-liberalization India.Meticulously researched and lucidly written by a leading authority on the subject, this book is essential reading for students at the graduate and postgraduate levels and anyone with an interest in the history and present state of education in India.
ContentsPreface to the Fourth Edition Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface 1. Introduction 2. The East India Company’s Role in the Development of Education in India3. Towards Education in the English Medium 4. The Decade after 1835 5. Education in the Presidencies: Bombay, Madras and the North-Western Provinces6. Missionaries and Enlightened Indians 7. The Age of Dalhousie, 1848–1856 8. Expansion of Education till 1882 9. The Hunter Commission 10. Developments in the Post-Hunter Commission Years 10011. Towards a Control of Higher Education 12. The Age of Curzon, 1899–1905 13. National Education till 1912 14. Government of India Resolution on Indian Education15. The Calcutta University Commission 16. Education under Dyarchy 17. Education under Provincial Autonomy 18. Towards a National Policy on Education 19. The Critical Years 20. A Post-Mortem till 1999 21. Education in the New Millennium 22. A Journey Towards Literacy 23. The Winds of Change 24. A Retrospection Since 1999 25. A Summing UpBibliographyIndex