Characterizing Literacy: A Study of Western and Indian Literacy Experiences

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SAGE, Mar 20, 2004 - Education - 197 pages
Literacy has always been considered a pre-requisite for a modernizing society. The bases of this belief, and its full ramifications, however, have not been adequately researched in the Indian context. The book raises some crucial issues attached integrally with literacy-modernization thesis and makes a case for broader and deeper Indian studies in the field, involving interdisciplinary talent and methods.
 

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Contents

List ofFigures 8
The Oral Dimension in Indian Tradition 75
Literacy and Schooling 111
Indian Perspective 139

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