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ERIC Number: EJ1155148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1849
Dr. Zakir Husain on Education and Language
Kumar, Deepak; Radha Gayathri, Ch.
Contemporary Education Dialogue, v14 n2 p187-200 Jul 2017
Dr. Zakir Husain is known as a self-less nationalist leader and also as an educationist "par excellence." Taking a cue from his educational ideas like the "Nai Talim," this article brings into focus his views on the medium-conundrum. Dr. Husain was very clear about the role of Indian languages and the relevance of mother tongue. He was secular to the core and from this came his support for Hindustani which was understood by both the Hindus and Muslims. Like his illustrious contemporary Dr. Ambedkar, he also thought of education as a potent tool for social justice and empowerment. His views deserve a recapitulation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India
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