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Recovering a Tradition

Indian women, writing in English in the 19th and early 20th centuries, wrote about their lives and experiences in a variety of forms - letters, tracts, diaries, magazine articles, speeches, autobiographies, short stories, novels and biographies. Many, if not most, were concerned with the position of women like their education and the purdah. But a lot of research is still required into other forgotten or ignored names. The contribution of women writers, particularly those from the western and southern regions, also needs to be acknowledged fully.

Working and Reading

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes by Jonathan Rose; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2001; pp 534, £29.95.

Literature, Film and Race Relations

if I asked a student whether he was a party member, he would refuse to tell me if he actually was a party member because he was ashamed. Those who were not party members had no hesitation in denying their desire to ever be a member.

Satanic Verses A Haunting Study

Satanic Verses: A Haunting Study Eunice de Souza Rushdie's controversial novel is not blasphemous either in intention or effect. It is written with a deep understanding of a wide range of characters and situations and a mastery of a variety of kinds of narrative discourse.

Losing Teachers Loyalty

Godrej and others, and the large photographs, were a shock and a surprise to the Japanese, who Knew all too little about India. The sharp change from traditional to modern India was very successful. The dance displays and the exhibition of yoga were also widely appreciated in spite of the fact that title magnificent yogi and his well-stacked consort, who had enthralled middle- aged Japanese male visitors, decamped m mid-May when at the height of their yogic drawing power.

American Campus Riots

 make available the surpluses of the surplus States for meeting the food requirements of deficit States. Sixthly, there are certain reasons for keeping Maharashtra and Gujarat out of the enlarged wheat zones and these are as follows:

And Now, a Radio University!

And Now, a Radio University! Eunice de Souza V K R V RAO'S proposal to set up an Air University and his ideas for celebrating International Education Year in 1970 indicate that India is in for another jamboree of the kind inflicted on the country during the Gandhi Centenary Year. There is to be a rash of seminars on subjects such as Vinoba Bhave's "significant contribution to the development of Indian languages" and country-wide celebrations of the birth centenary of Maria Montessori, None of this is anywhere near the crux of the matter: is the content of our education relevant to the needs of a developing society and is our system adjusted to serving them? The Education Minister's Radio University scheme has been inspired by Britain's success in setting up a similar scheme but the fact that he says the proposal will be discussed in yet another seminar in Bombay later this year shows that little thought has gone into what this kind of university requires and whether it is really a sensible way of meeting the needs of higher education in India. :. The aim of Britain's Open University, as it has been called, is to offer courses at both graduate and post-graduate levels, without requiring any formal entrance qualifications, to people who are, for reasons that have nothing to do with their intellectual abilities, denied access to such courses through other channels. The great majority of the students

Summer Schools

each Swatantra, Congress and Jan Sangh, the last belong a reserved constituency; The Jan Sangb had very xi- cently established an organisation within Croog and this was its first electoral success. The successful Congressman was a politically influential Coorg, A P Appana, who had strong nity support and thus managed to overcome :the' widespreaddislike of Con- gress among Coorgd The local MP is another. Coorg, C M Poonacha, former Chief Minister. of Coorg, and until recently a central minister Although himself m Coorg, he now draws his main support from the South Canara part of his constituency rather than from Coorg proper.

The Unstudied Student

The Unstudied Student Eunice de Souza Turmoil and Transition: Higher Education and Student Politics in India edited by Philip Altbach, MUCH has been written in the past few years on student indiscipline all round the; world

A Beginning

A Beginning Eunice de Souza THE University of Bombay prides itself on the fact that it is one of the few universities where no student disturbances have taken place. Unfortunately, not much else has either. A few of its constituent colleges still have some prestige. A few of its teachers, who still have the respect and affection of their students, do what they can to maintain standards. The majority contents itself with ritual grumble about falling standards, uninspiring curricula, unresponsive students and the rest.
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