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

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English Education in India-Hindu Anamnesis versus Muslim Torpor

Hindu Anamnesis versus Muslim Torpor R K Kochhar English education was introduced by the British with the twin purpose of impressing upon the natives the value of western thought and of preparing them for taking up jobs to assist in the administration of the country. The first proteges were Hindus and there developed a Hindu middle class which began to demand concessions from the government without offering subservience in return. The British then began to encourage the Muslims to adopt English education in order to develop a counterpoise to Hindu middle class assert iveness. But among both communities English education was strictly an upper class affair in which the lower castes had no role.

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