The Impact of Education in South Asia

Perspectives from Sri Lanka to Nepal

  • Helen E. Ullrich

Part of the Anthropological Studies of Education book series (ASE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ann Grodzins Gold, Chinu Gujar, Ghumar Gujar, Madhu Gujar
    Pages 83-110
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 299-308

About this book


This edited volume focuses on the impact of education among different social groups in different geographical areas of South Asia. The chapters illustrate the effects of formal education on castes ranging from Dalits to Brahmins, Buddhists, and Christians, even as they consider a range of topics such as the relevance of practical knowledge prior to formal teaching, the personal educational experiences of young women, missionary education, curriculum, and the challenges and benefits of Information Technology. The geographical areas range from Sri Lanka and Nepal to various Indian states, including Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharastra, Odisha, and Rajasthan.


professional development education South Asia educational opportunities caste class affiliation ethnographic ethnography women’s education patriarchy gender norms intergenerational ritual

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen E. Ullrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Tulane University Medical SchoolNew OrleansUSA

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