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The Prospects for Democracy in India
     

The Prospects for Democracy in India

by K. L. Shrimali
 

This richly informative book is perhaps the first book written for American students of international education, comparative education, and government by an Indian scholar familiar with both cultures. Dr. Shrimali received his Ph.D. from Teachers’ College, Columbia University, and has taught in this country. What he has to say about education in the land of

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This richly informative book is perhaps the first book written for American students of international education, comparative education, and government by an Indian scholar familiar with both cultures. Dr. Shrimali received his Ph.D. from Teachers’ College, Columbia University, and has taught in this country. What he has to say about education in the land of Dharma is as valuable as it is interesting. By democracy, Dr. Shrimali means education, which he equates with freedom and equal opportunity.

Dr. Shrimali highlights the major problems of his country—population, culture, and politics—in discussing, in some detail, India’s modern history since separation, and he pays special attention to Indian characteristics and institutions which, he feels, have hindered India’s development as a nation. Highly critical of the English heritage in India, Dr. Shrimali offers scant hope for democracy in India unless there is radical change in some of her institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809304417
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1970
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

K. L. Shrimali is Vice-Chancellor of Banaras University, Varanasi, India. He is a former Minister of Education of India (1958–63) and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore (1964–69).

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