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ERIC Number: EJ1155140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1849
Educating the Hindu Child Citizen: Pedagogy of the Gita Press
Sinha, Ritu
Contemporary Education Dialogue, v14 n2 p141-165 Jul 2017
A large amount of literature in this regard was produced by new institutional spaces like religious printing presses, caste associations and religious organizations that mushroomed significantly by early decades of twentieth century. The proliferation of Hindu religious printing and publishing in Hindi by presses like Gita Press of north India disseminated literature that targeted revival of religion in the region. Such institutional spaces were educational in nature mostly to inculcate the sense of belonging to golden past to construct nationalist identities based on religious ones. Consequently they championed the cause of education "to develop self reflexivity about their own tradition" and revival of the cultural past. The discourses generated by them brought modern concepts like childhood, citizenship and nation-state in the realm of religion. These religious publishing as new constituents of revivalist Hindu religion developed nationalist religious pedagogy to craft disciplined Hindu citizens with overwhelming devotion for the country and its dominant religion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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