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Colonial Education and India 1781-1945
Volume III

Edited By

Pramod K. Nayar

ISBN 9780815380825
Published September 20, 2019 by Routledge
248 Pages

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Book Description

This 5-volume set tracks the various legal, administrative and social documentation on the progress of Indian education from 1780 to 1947. This third volume features commentaries, reports, policy documents from the period 1911-1945.

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. III: Commentaries, Reports, Policy Documents

  1. H.R. James, extract from Education and Statesmanship in India (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1911), 74-91, 118-132.
  2. Indian Educational Policy, being a Resolution Issued by the Governor General in Council on the 21st February 1913 (Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, 1915), 1-47.
  3. A. H. Benton, extracts from Indian Moral Instruction and Caste Problems (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1917), 1-10, 31-32, 92-112.
  4. Extract from The Calcutta University Commission [Sadler] Report, 1919, Vol. 1, 19-30, 143-194, 318-326; Vol. 6: 2-6, 132-135, 169-171
  5. Extract form Village Education in India: The Report of a Commission of Inquiry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1920). 15-23, 66-74, 129-137.
  6. F. F. Monk, extract from A History of Stephen’s College (Delhi, Calcutta: YMCA, 1935), 3-15, 111-131, 188-199.
  7. Extract from Progress of Education in India, 1937-1947: Decennial Review. [Sargent Report] Vol. I, (Central Bureau of Education-Ministry of Education), 155-160, 165-170, 231-240, 295-308.
  8. Sister Nivedita, extract from Hints on National Education in India (Calcutta: Brahmachari Ganendranath, 1923. 3rd Ed), 6-65, 95-110.

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Pramod K. Nayar is teaches at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, India