Description : The Book Traces The History Of Education In India Since Ancient Vedic, Post-Vedic And Buddhist Period To The Islamic, The British Period And Education In India Today. It Describes In Detail The Activities And Recommendations Of Various Educational Committees And Commissions. The Proceedings Of Important Seminars On Education Are Narrated. The Book Describes The Growth Of Education In India During 1835-1853; 1854-1882; 1882-1900; 1900-1920; 1921-1937; 1921-1944; 1939-1953 And In The Present Times. It Discusses The Progress And Problems Of Education In Primary And Basic, Secondary And Higher Education And Also Suggests Remedies. Based On Government Reports And Important Publications, This Book Has Been Planned As An Ideal Textbook On The Subject For Students Of All The Indian Universities.
Description : "The work traces the genesis and the growth of education in India through various socio-economic and political changes over a period of 5,000 years from 3000 B.C. to 1999 A.D. In ancient India, education, which emerged out of the Indian religious scriptures, contributed most to the development of a prosperous civilization and culture in the sub-continent. In medieval times the Muslim rulers replaced the existing systems of education by introducing their own education to meet the growing needs of a Muslim administration and of a Muslim community. And, when the British replaced the Muslims as rulers, they also instituted their own system of education to meet imperial requirements. The Hindu learning, which survived in the bordering Hindu kingdoms in medieval India, almost perished under the impact of Western learning. However, the Western education gave birth to a group of enlightened Indians who were able to free India from alien rule and since 1947 began to administer the country with the educational ideas and institutions left by the British, and despite occasional attempts by them to adjust the colonial system of education to Indian conditions, the hopes and aspirations of the nascent Indian nation remained unfulfilled and became further aggravated by the globalization of the Indian market in the last decade of twentieth century. Based on a careful and meticulous use of religious scriptures in ancient India to contemporary Persian work in medieval India, and of archival sources and private papers in modern India, the book is deemed to be the first authentic and comprehensive account of history of education in India."
Description : This book comprehensively chronicles the history of the education policymaking in India from 1947 to 2016 with a focus on the developments after 1964 when the Kothari Commission was constituted. The book is informed by the rare insights acquired by the author while making policy at the state, national, and international levels of governance. Another distinguishing feature of this book lies in the attention it pays to the process and politics of policymaking and the larger setting—or, to use jargon, the political and policy environment— in which policies were made at different points of time. The author brings out a crucial analysis of the Indian educational system against the backdrop of national and global political, economic, and educational developments. Two other distinguishing features of the book are the systematic treatment of the regulation of education and the role of judiciary in the making and implementation of education policies.