ERIC Number: EJ1093754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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Modern Education and the Revolt of 1857 in India
Rao, Parimala V.
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v52 n1-2 p25-42 2016
In May 1857, a number of battalions in the Bengal army of the East India Company rebelled against their immediate British officers and the British administration in the North Western Provinces (NWP), Oudh and Bihar. The protracted conflict that stretched over a year was extremely violent, killed thousands of British officers and civilians and provoked an equally ruthless suppression. It ended the Company's rule and the British Crown assumed administration in 1858. Even before the end of the conflict, the British elites such as former governor of the NWP George Russell Clerk and former Governor-General of India Ellenborough argued that English education was responsible for the revolt. They also listed the missionary schools and girls' education as the leading causes. This paper attempts to examine the educational policies prior to the revolt and the condition of schools during the revolt, as well as the historical validity of the arguments put forth by Clerk and Ellenborough.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conflict, Military Personnel, Armed Forces, Educational Policy, Educational History, Educational Attitudes, Womens Education, Parochial Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: India