ERIC Number: ED203824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Student Unrest in India. A Select Bibliography.
Jafar, S. M.
Responding to the problem of student unrest in India, this bibliography offers 1,415 articles from periodicals and books examining the nature, causes, and remedies of student unrest. A brief survey of the historical background of student involvement in Indian society traces the student movement from its earlier purpose to help the Indian National Movement in preindependence days to its degeneration into a movement merely concerned with local issues in the post-independence period. A review of the literature reveals several causes of unrest such as too much leisure time, lack of facilities for representation of complaints, lack of proper academic atmosphere, political interference, growth of economic difficulties, and a general loss of idealism. The available data on the problem of student unrest suggests two general trends of thinking: (1) students as a class are nonconformists; and (2) the economic, political, social, cultural and psychological problems created by educational administrators, teachers and politicians force students to be undisciplined. Among the reference tools consulted for this bibliography are: Guide to Indian Periodical Literature; Index India; Indian News Index; Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature; and Social Sciences and Humanities Index. An alphabetical index of authors, subjects and titles is provided. (LC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indian Documentation Service, Gurgaon, New Delhi.