Education or Exclusion?
The BJP-led Narendra Modi government announced a new National Education Policy (NEP) in July 2020. Neither knowledge production nor enhancing the democratic ethos find a place in the objectives of NEP 2020. The document turns to the past for its inspiration, but it does not utter a single word about the anti-colonial struggle which laid the foundations of modern education in India. It talks of traditions, but only those that align with the upper-caste Hindu imagination. The corporate-Hindu Rashtra project structures NEP 2020. It endangers the idea of the sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic Republic, which is the promise of the Constitution, and therefore it undermines the emancipatory content of education.
This book reveals the dangerous master plan of NEP 2020, which seeks to transform educational systems from pre-primary to research levels.
CONTRIBUTORS: Aishe Ghosh, Ajsal E. A., A.R. Sindhu, Ashique Ali Thuppilikkat, Dayal Paleri, Debodeep Banerjee, Dinit Denta, L. Jawahar Nesan, Madhu Prasad, Malini Battacharya, Mayukh Biswas, Mukulika Radhakrishnan, Parichay Yadav, Prabhat Patnaik, Rohan D’souza, R. Bindu, Ram Puniyani, Sachidanand Sinha, Sangita Das, Soham Bhattacharya, Torsa Saha, V. Sivadasan, V.P. Sanu