Ruling Through Education. The Politics of Schooling in the Colonial Punjab. TIM ALLENDER.

Ruling Through Education. The Politics of Schooling in the Colonial Punjab.

Elgin. New Dawn. (2006). Stock ID #96923

Maps, black and white photographic illustrations, xiii + 358pp, glossary, appendices, bibliography, index, dustjacket. "Tracing the history of colonial education in the Punjab, the large province of Hindustan divided today between India and Pakistan, this book argues that the British-controlled system of colonial education in Hindustan failed well before the national movement challenged foreign educational practice in the early twentieth century. Drawing on extensive archival research in Great Britain, India and Pakistan, Allender shows how the early ideas of British officials generated a highly imaginative village system of schooling. The Revolt of 1857, and a well-meaning crusade against female infanticide, prompted officials to drop this scheme and to content themselves with city-based schools. Christian missionary tensions with the government over their evangelising agenda also meant that their focus on poor students was limited to a mere 17 years. These developments helped to create a strong indigenous voice for educational innovation and change." Publisher's description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 96923).

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