What exactly school curriculum in India inject in growing mind?
1) traditional societies have been steeped in ignorance and superstitions for thousands of years;
2) they are living a life of abject poverty; and that this poverty has been caused by extreme forms of social discrimination and exploitative socio-political systems. And, perhaps most devastatingly, that modern education is the most potent instrument of deliverance from this ignorance, superstition, social injustices and poverty.
I am not surprised by the outcome, the brainwashed product of modern Indian education. I see them all around. Daily. Everywhere.
No, I am not talking about glorification of past or fanatic religious views in school curriculum. But fact based preview of the past and re-learn from it for the better future.
Contrary to the popular understanding among the educated classes of India, large part of the country did have a fairly good system of governance, finance and revenue, and a working education system, as late as even the early 19th century.
Awareness of these systems, of the prevailing conditions which supported their sustainability, and of the processes/strategies employed to destroy them, would help us when thinking of new strategies for building a learning society for all.
Read more here: https://earthisnotround.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/liberating-education-from-chains-of-imperialism.pdf