Education in Ancient India

By: Hartmut Scharfe

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This is the first comprehensive survey of all aspects of education in India, both in the oral and written traditions. Chronologically it covers everything from the Vedic period upto the Hindu kingdoms before the establishment of Muslim rule. If relevant, the reader will regularly find sidesteps to modern continuities. The role of the oral tradition and the techniques of memorization are discussed, the education in small private tutorials and the development of large monasteries and temple schools approaching university character. Professional training, the role of the teacher and of foreign languages are dealt with, and the impact of the peculiar features of Indian education on Indian society. The full documentation facilitates quick access to the original sources scholarly literature on Indian education. A true reference work. Printed Pages: 372 with 9 illustrations.

Title: Education in Ancient India

Author Name: Hartmut Scharfe

Categories: Education, India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands, Brill: 2002

ISBN: 9004125566

ISBN 13: 9789004125568

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Brand New

Size: 16.5 x 25 Cm

Seller ID: 028899

Keywords: Education in Ancient India