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Lessons from Schools

Lessons from Schools
The History of Education in Banaras

First Edition
  • Nita Kumar - Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, India

March 2000 | 236 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book focuses on the educational history of Banaras from 1840 to 1940. It defines the concepts of learning and education and provides a detailed picture of the social history of Banaras. The authors then describe how the various systems of education underwent changes and upheavals.

The Politics of Education

The End of Sanskrit Education
The Rationality of Merchants
The Creation of a New Indian Identity
The Rationality of Artisans
The Strength of Women Educators and the Weakness of History
Lessons from School


`This is an enjoyable and informative book, well crafted and drawing on extensive historical and contemporary data and personal experience. It has implications well beyond the immediate Indian, historical setting for readers interested in relationships between social reproduction and education' - Compare

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ISBN: 9780761993773