The history of education in India is very rich and interesting. One can trace the ancient India education to the 3rd century BC Research shows that in the ancient days, sages and scholars imparted education orally, but after the development of letters, it took the form of writing. Palm leaves and barks of trees were used for education, and this in turn helped spread the written literature. Temples and community centres often took the role of schools.
The present publication provides a comprehensive account of the history of education in India since ancient Vedic and Buddhist period to the Islamic, the British and to the modern period. It describes in detail the activities and recommendations of various educational committees and commissions. It also discusses the progress and problems of education in basic, primary, secondary and higher education and also suggests remedies. It is hoped that the book will be of immense use to students, teachers, educational planners, administrators and the general public alike.