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

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Is Macaulay Still Our Guru

Poromesh Acharya This paper examines the role of English in the Indian educational system, with special reference to Bengal, in a historical perspective. It stresses the role of the bhadralok, the urban gentry, in shaping the system of education. When Macaulay introduced English education and partitioned Indian society by creating a new caste of English educated gentry, Bengali bhadraloks hailed it and. by doing so helped in perpetuating the division. History shows that the importance of English could never be reduced at the tower level of education while retaining its pride of place at the higher level of education and in the commercial and administrative sphere.

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