This 5-volume set tracks the various legal, administrative and social documentation on the progress of Indian education from 1780 to 1947. This second volume features commentaries, reports, policy documents from the period 1854-1910.
The documents not only map a cultural history of English education in India but capture the debates in and around each of these domains through coverage of English (language, literature, pedagogy), the journey from school-to-university, and technical and vocational education. Produced by statesmen, educationists, administrators, teachers, Vice Chancellors and native national leaders, the documents testify to the complex processes through which colleges were set up, syllabi formed, the language of instruction determined, and infrastructure built. The sources vary from official Minutes to orders, petitions to pleas, speeches to opinion pieces.
The collection contributes, through the mostly unmediated documents, to our understanding of the British Empire, of the local responses to the Empire and imperial policy and of the complex negotiations within and without the administrative structures that set about establishing the college, the training institute and the teaching profession itself.
Table of Contents
Vol. II Commentaries, Reports, Policy Documents
- ‘Wood’s Educational Despatch, 19 July 1854’, in J. A. Richey, Selections from Educational Records Part 2 1840-1859 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1922), 365-393.
- ‘Letter, 10th March 1854, from the Council of Education to the Government of Bengal’, in J. A. Richey, Selections from Educational Records Part 2 1840-1859 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1922), 119-125.
- Christian Education for India in the Mother Tongue: A Statement on the Formation of a Christian Vernacular Education Society (London: William Nichols, 1855), 3-41.
- ‘Vernacular Publications and Literacy’, in Selections from the Records of the Bengal Government (Calcutta: John Gray, General Printing Department, 1859), xix-xx.
- Martha Weitbrecht, extract from The Women of India and Christian Work in the Zenana (London: James Nisbet, 1875), 55-66, 110-114, 129-134.
- ‘The Sarah Tucker Institution, Tinnevely, South India’, Indian Female Evangelist (Jan-July 1878), 9-16.
- ‘Difficulties of Zenana Teaching’, Indian Female Evangelist (Oct 1878), 154-159.
- James Johnston, extract from Our Educational Policy in India (Edinburgh: John Maclaren and Son, 1880), 37-57.
- ‘Recommendations’, in Report of the Indian Education Commission (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1883), 311-312, 590-602, 604-618.
- Extracts from Report of the Indian Education Commission (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1883), 480-491, 494-517, 524-549.
- Extracts from Report of the Bombay Provincial Committee (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1884), 71-83, 156-162, 165-167.
- Extract from Papers Relating to Technical Education in India 1886-1904 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1906), 1-4, 29-34, 50-54, 83-85, 116-117, 131-133, 246-249, 251-253.
- William Lee-Warner, extract from The Citizen of India (London: Macmillan, 1900), 162-177.
- Report of the Indian Universities Commission. Simla: Government Central Printing Office, 1902. 16, 27-29, 51-52, 63-69, 81-84
- J. G. Covernton, extracts from Vernacular Reading Books in the Bombay Presidency (Calcutta: Superintendent of Government Printing, 1906), 1-3, 23-26, 44-49, 80-81.
- Leonard Alston, extract from Education and Citizenship in India (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1910), 144-195.
Pramod K. Nayar is teaches at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, India