An experiment in rural education

The revival of Anand Niketan

Authored by: Nidhi Gaur

Routledge Handbook of Education in India

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138091610
eBook ISBN: 9781315107929
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After 68 years of independence, India is struggling to mark its presence in the ‘developed’ world. A majority of our population still lives in villages; the agricultural sector still contributes significantly to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP); we still consistently miss deadlines for achieving 100 per cent literacy; and our prime minister still has to make emotional pleas for civic responsibility while burdening the citizens with cleanliness tax. These are a few indicators that we are far from our goal of modernisation.

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