The History of Education in Modern India, (4/e)

The History of Education in Modern India, (4/e): 1757-2012 by Suresh Chandra from Orient Blackswan.

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 analysed against the background of the huge socioeconomic and political changes brought about in post-liberalisation 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.


In our History section, Rs. 350, in paperback, 416 pages, ISBN: 9788125052623

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