Towards Democratization of Education in India

Amiya Kumar Bagchi*

Democratization of Education: An Integral Part of Human Equality and Freedom

Democratization of education in India—or for that matter, in any other country—is an integral part of, and intimately connected with, the democratization of society and polity. It was not by accident that Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of the foremost theorists of democracy and freedom, wrote a novel Émile: or, on Education to propagate his view of how the values of human freedom could be built into the personality of his conception of an ideal citizen. In our country, from the nineteenth century, pioneers of Indian Enlightenment and framers of the Indian constitution had demanded universal literacy as a ...

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