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Title: Public Libraries in Colonial Hoogly, 1858-1947
Authors: Jana, Bhakti Pada
Keywords: Public libraries
Colonial Hooghly
Primary education
Neo- literates
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Vidyasagar University , Midnapore , West Bengal , India
Series/Report no.: Vidyasagar University Journal of History;2015-2016
Abstract: East India Company in India neglected mass education and indigenous village schools which imparted elementary education, however limited and crude, to the people. With a view to eradicating illiteracy and to continue the literary power of neo-literates libraries were established in villages, town, and cities in the country. This study has confined its focus on 27 out of 62 Public libraries in Hoogly to reveal their history of evolution, their programmes, and to compare them with the present situation. Libraries were established to spread literacy as freedom fighters and educated person believed education would boost nationalism
ISSN: 2321-0834
Appears in Collections:Vidyasagar University Journal of History Vol 4 [2015-2016]

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