Education in Ancient India

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BRILL, Nov 12, 2018 - History - 372 pages
A fully documented survey of education in ancient India, of the amazing oral tradition of India’s literary heritage and its impact on Indian life. The full documentation facilitates quick access to the original sources scholarly literature on Indian education. A true reference work.
 

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Contents

Education as a Topic
1
The Oral Tradition
8
Content of the Tradition Revealed and Observed
38
The Final Goal of Education
47
Modern Apologists
64
Training in Early Childhood
71
Initiation
87
Tutorials and ācāryakulas
115
Memorizing the Veda
240
Professional Training
252
The Teachers
277
The Close of Study
290
Various Languages
302
Education and the Indian Character
313
Abbreviations
322
Bibliography
324

From Monasteries to Universities
131
From Temple Schools to Universities
166
Admission and the Right to Teach and to Study
194
The Study
212

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