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Girls and Their Education in India

Krishna Kumar
CASI Distinguished International Scholar
Girls and Their Education in India
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 12:00
CASI, 3600 Market Street, Suite 560 University of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19104

About the lecture 

Girls’ education in India is as much an issue of educational policy and provision as of culture and the state’s preparedness to deal with culture. While the obvious contrast between the socialization of girls and that of boys needs to be noted, research and social policy need to go beyond the amiliar terrain of gender discrimination and social justice in order to acknowledge the depth of the challenge posed by women’s subjugation. In this talk, Dr. Kumar will survey the interface etween the modern state, which was shaped under colonial rule, and the religio-cultural context in which the experiential world of education unfolds.

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