Handbook of Oriental Studies
This is the first comprehensive survey of all aspects of education in India, both in the oral and written traditions. Chronologically it covers everything from the Vedic period upto the Hindu kingdoms before the establishment of Muslim rule. If relevant, the reader will regularly find sidesteps to modern continuities.
The role of the oral tradition and the techniques of memorization are discussed, the education in small private tutorials and the development of large monasteries and temple schools approaching university character. Professional training, the role of the teacher and of foreign languages are dealt with, and the impact of the peculiar features of Indian education on Indian society.
The full documentation facilitates quick access to the original sources scholarly literature on Indian education. A true reference work.
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Education as a Topic
The Oral Tradition
Content of the Tradition Revealed and Observed
The Final Goal of Education
Training in Early Childhood
Tutorials and ācāryakulas
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