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The Holy Grail

India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

  • Narrates, against the backdrop of national and global context, the developments in the area of elementary education in the momentous period after 1986.
  • Meticulously documents all the policies and programmes such as the Mahila Samakhya, Total Literacy Campaigns, Bihar Education Project, the District Primary Education (DPEP and its progeny the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), and outlines the challenges ahead.
  • Illuminates the inner workings of the Central and State Governments, and the political and administrative processes that were crucial in conceptualising and implementing the policies and programmes.

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