Bookshelf

1 August 2015

Krishna Kumar
Oxford University Press
196 pages, Rs. 495

In this selection of essays, first published in 2008 and now updated, Kumar, one of the country’s best-known and most passionate writers on education, takes us into what he calls the “inner world of education”—India’s schools and training institutes, the public examination system and textbooks—and alerts us to the cultural, economic and technological factors that influence the system, and the students and teachers in it.