Postgraduate students at the University of Oxford can opt for a paper titled 'Education, state and society in South Asia'.

The main aim of the course is to (re-)examine education transformations in the context of larger social and political change, or the lack of it, in the region. The course will also provoke students to think about South Asia as a unique site for theorizing the social and political dynamics of education in the contemporary world.

Take a look at…

  • Levinson, B.A.,  D.E. Foley, and D.C. Holland (eds) 1996. The Cultural Construction of the Educated Person: Critical Ethnographies of Schooling Practice. Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Laura Ahearn. 2001. Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love letter and Social change in Nepal. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Patricia Jeffery, R Jeffery, and C Jeffrey. 2014. Islamization, Gentrification and Domestication: ‘A Girls’ Islamic Course' and Rural Muslims in Western Uttar Pradesh. Modern Asian Studies. 38 (1): 1-53
  • Veronique Benei. 2008. Schooling Passions: Nation, History, and Language in Contemporary Western India. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.
  • Bradley A U Levinson et al. (ed). 2000. Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.