1st Edition

Religion and Education in India

Edited By Arshad Alam Copyright 2024
    162 Pages
    by Routledge India

    This book studies the relationship between religion and education in the Indian context. It analyses the creative interface between religion and education as empirical categories and overlapping modes of pedagogical transmission. The volume investigates the ways in which religious identities are shaped through education both at home and at school. It brings together academics and researchers working in different faith traditions like Islam, Hinduism, and Sikhism to understand the significance of transmitting religious education and the need to pay closer attention to sites through which religious instruction is being disseminated.


    Topical and lucid, this book will be an important reading for scholars and researchers of sociology, religious studies, secularism, sociology of education, political sociology, South Asia studies, and education in general.

    Chapter 1: Introduction: Religion, Education and a Case for Religious Education in India

    Arshad Alam


    Chapter 2: Translating the Bible, Transforming the Zo

    Lam Khan Piang


    Chapter 3: Beyond Dolls and Handkerchiefs: Christian Missionary Intervention and Women’s Education in Travancore, 1870-1950

    Burton Cleetus


    Chapter 4: The Making of an Ideal Hindu Child: The Pedagogy of the Gita Press

    Ritu Sinha


    Chapter 5: Educating Lay Muslims: Religious Pedagogy in Bengal.

    Aditya Kapoor


    Chapter 6: Educating Girls in a Sikh School.

    Tripti Bassi


    Chapter 7: Caste, Gender and Muslim Education in Bhopal.

    Anwar Jafri


    Chapter 8: Education, Politics and Glocality: The Politics of Ahle Hadis in India.

    Arshad Amanullah






    Arshad Alam, PhD, is an independent researcher based in New Delhi, India.