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‘Invasion’ of Educational Universe by Neo-Liberal Economic Thinking: A Global Casualty?

  • Arup Maharatna
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Abstract

In the preceding part of the book, we have shown how a decided neglect on the part of Indian political leadership towards the importance of ideational and social revolutions in line with Western Enlightenment ideas and values has contributed to holding the country in a state of perpetual metamorphosis, and also how India’s school educational thinking during the prime formative decades after Independence laid a foundation of a distinct legacy of bypassing a crucial task of imparting—through inter alias suitably designed curriculum and textbooks—the core Enlightenment values including the supremacy of reason, rationality, secularity and universalistic humanism into young impressionable minds, outlook and attitudes.

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  • Arup Maharatna
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