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Limits and Consequences of Literacy Programmes

Limits and Consequences of Literacy Programmes Sadhna Saxena There is a big difference between what literacy means to the instructors and participants of the government's literacy programmes and the literacy which was the concern of the Andhra Mahasabha activists of the 1940s in Telengana or of the Naxalite activists in Bastar today. And increasingly it is clear that literacy programmes are sustainable only in societies which are undergoing transformations.

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