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ERIC Number: EJ721409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Seeds of Mistrust: Tribal and Colonial Perspectives on Education in Chhotanagpur, 1834-circa 1850
Bara, Joseph
History of Education, v34 n6 p617-637 Nov 2005
This article discusses the project of tribal education in the British colonial state in the mid-nineteenth century and the shape into which it developed in Chhotanagpur, an obscure area of east India under the Presidency of Bengal. Known as the "Ruhr of India", it is now the southern part of the State of Jharkhand. Up to the 1840s there was rarely a region in colonial India without the direct or indirect participation of the colonial state in education. Chhotanagpur did not even figure on the educational map of India, however. This is despite the fact that the Province of Bengal led colonial India in the development of education. This paper examines the political economy and the specific cultural context of Chhotanagpur that led to educational developments in the region. The focus of the article is on three of the many tribes of the region: the Mundas, Uraons, and Hos. These tribes were the most dominant numerically and culturally. Like other tribal populations, however, they were physically and socially on the fringe of Indian society. (Contains 134 end notes)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India