Towards Reconstruction: Education in Postcolonial India

  • Shivali Tukdeo


Focusing on the education policy regimes of twentieth century, this chapter pays attention to the diverse turns in policy, its construction and re-construction under different conditions. The concept of “mass education”, its gradual acceptance and varied meanings in the social discourse allow us to understand the vast uneven terrain of educational expansion in post-independence. The salience of national system of education in the early twentieth century and its subsequent diffusion in the decades that followed lead us to an interesting trajectory to of political and cultural transformation in India. The story of educational expansion in India also includes ruptures and limits and decline of public systems.


National Education Policy Mass education Right to Education (RTE) Privatisation 


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  • Shivali Tukdeo
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  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced StudiesBangaloreIndia

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