Discussion and Conclusion—Reflections on the Impact of Education in South Asia: From Sri Lanka to Nepal

  • Helen E. Ullrich
Part of the Anthropological Studies of Education book series (ASE)


The authors of this edited volume provide different perspectives on education from seven South Asian geographical areas (Karnataka, Maharashtra, Nepal, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sri Lanka, and Tamilnadu). The longitudinal, gender, socioeconomic, systemic and patrifocal lenses provide depth to the challenges in obtaining education in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. These studies reveal sharp contrasts in educational quality and encouragement for academic excellence. This broad cross-section of educational structure, quality, and preparation for future professions provides a grim realization of the dire need in India especially for changes in the school systems so that all children benefit from their compulsory education.


Gender Longitudinal studies Cultural change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen E. Ullrich
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  1. 1.Tulane University Medical SchoolNew OrleansUSA

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