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Derailing Right to Education in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh has one of the lowest enrolment rates for economically weaker section and disadvantaged category children under the 25 percent reservation clause in the RTE Act. Yet the state government has issued multiple regressive notifications that inhibit these children from seeking admission under this clause. These notifications not only fail to satisfy the equality principle under the Indian Constitution but are also beyond the jurisdiction of the parent statute.

Lucknow: Glory Days

Lucknow: The Last Phase of an Oriental Culture by Abdul Halim Sharar translated and edited by E S Harcourt and Fakhir Hussain; A Fatal Friendship: The Nawabs, the British and the City of Lucknow by Rosie Llewellyn-Jones; The Making of Colonial Lucknow 1856-1877 by Veena Talwar Oldenburg; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2001; Rs 495.

A City and Its People

Fractured Modernity Making of a Middle Class in Colonial North India by Sanjay Joshi; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2001; pp 209, Rs 493.

Fleeting Impressions

A visit to the Karamat Husain Girls' College proved an eye-opener. Battling stiff opposition in the early 20th century, its founder maintained his inherent belief that women's education was a precondition for advancement of the country and community. Even today, a similar spirit pervades the hearts and minds of its teaching staff.
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