‘Being Good at Studies’: The Bhadralok Culture and the Ethos of Education in Bengal


In the first phase of fieldwork for the research, in December 2009, I sought interviews with children in Kolkata between the ages of 10 to 12. The focus being on a specific social background, all the children interviewed were school-goers. In the middle of December when more children were contacted through tuitions, schools and other contacts, it was difficult to talk to a child for more than some minutes, than it was even two weeks ago, in November.


Nineteenth Century Middle Class Cultural Capital Social Section Middle Class Family 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hia Sen
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  1. 1.KolkataIndia

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