ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Residual Illiteracy and Uneven Development - II

Literacy campaigns in India have found resistance from two regions - the urban areas of relatively high literacy and the rural areas within underdeveloped regions. This study analyses statistical data to understand residual illiteracy in the context of uneven development. It is published in three parts. The first part analyses the distribution of literacy across states and union territories of India and also across districts, and studies Maharashtra and Goa in depth. This part studies literacy in the context of socio-demographic, health, socio-economic and educational characteristics. The last part reviews the trends in literacy compaigns - their successes, problems and strategies, and presents theoretical generalisation relevant to basic educational interventions in the context of uneven development.

Residual Illiteracy and Uneven Development - I

Literacy campaigns in India have found resistance from two regions - the urban areas of relatively high literacy and the rural areas within underdeveloped regions. This study analyses data to understand residual illiteracy in the context of uneven development. It is published in three parts. The first part analyses the distribution of literacy across states and union territories of India and also across districts, and studies Maharashtra and Goa in depth. The second part studies literacy in the context of sociodemographic, health, socio-economic and educational characteristics. The last part reviews the trends in literacy compaigns - their successes, problems and strategies, and presents theoretical generalisations relevant to basic educational interventions in the context of uneven development.

Literacy Campaigns in Maharashtra and Goa-Issues, Trends and Direction

This paper analyses the literacy campaigns initiated in selected districts of Maharashtra and in Goa between 1990 and 1992, based on detailed evaluation studies. The campaigns continue, as also new ones. The objective is to identify critical issues, to discern trends emerging from the data and to suggest directions that such campaigns might take.

Remembering A R Desai

Indra Munshi Denzil Saldanha A R Desai's concern did not stop at theoretical analysis, but extended to include expression of solidarity and support to groups ana people struggling against injustice. With energy, enthusiasm and courage, ... which could only come from a deep commitment he addressed meetings, attended workshops, participated in demonstrations till the last days of his life. So while we mourn his passing, it is a time also to celebrate a life which was so creative and purposeful.

Cultural Communication in Literacy Campaigns-Social Relational Contexts, Processes and Hegemonic Organisation

Cultural Communication in Literacy Campaigns Social Relational Contexts, Processes and Hegemonic Organisation Denzil Saldanha Communication processes in literacy campaigns have important implications for the movement of vast sections of people from a culture of orality to one of literacy. The teaching-learning process provides access to the symbolic systems of the literate universe. Several cultural groups and literacy activists are thrown up by the pro- cess of cultural mobilisation that takes place on a relatively extensive scale during the district campaign. What are the larger organisational implications in terms of creating an alternate cultural hegemony for economic entitlements, especially during the post-literacy period and beyond?

Antonio Gramsci and the Analysis of Class Consciousness-Some Methodological Considerations

In this paper the author attempts to reconstruct and present some of the major writings of Antonio Gramsci as related to the analysis of class consciousness. The focus is on the methodological issues raised by such an analysis. The thematic organisationo of Gramscis writings and their interpretation are largely based on the author's research experience in studying the dynamics and forms of class consciousness within a peasant movement in Maharashtra. An attempt is made to abstract certain general methodological considerations that might be relevant to the understanding of class consciousness in an Indian context.
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