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Colonial Axe on Education

Colonial Axe on Education G Sivaramakrishnan The Beautiful Tree : Indigenous Indian Education in the Eighteenth Century by Dharampal; Biblia Impex, New Delhi, 1983; pp xv + 436; Rs 250, THE book under review is the result of painstaking research by Dharampal into archival material spread over India and England. Dharampal has been at this task of rediscovering India's past from official documents, reports, etc. for over two decades now. His earlier works, viz, "The Indian Science and Technology in the Eighteenth Century" and "Civil Disobedience and Indian Tradition" have focussed attention on hitherto unknown and unpublished material about the nature of Indian society in pre-British period. The present work is only a continuation of his earlier works, in bringing to light very significant and unpublished details about late eighteenth century India, It compels us to seriously reconsider sortie of the accepted notions about 'feudal' India.

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