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Muslim Reluctance to Western Education in Madras Presidency - A Review
Education is an indispensable requirement for the social, economic, and political development of any community. But the divergent Muslim communities in the Madras Presidency had remained aloof from the modern Western system of education of the British Government. It is interesting to note that the Muslim religious inclination had a say in remaining aloof from the Western system of education which was considered a taboo to the community and had resulted in their backwardness in the social ladder. This paper is a review of Muslim educational conditions in the Madras Presidency and brings forth the slow phase of their educational attainments and its implications.
British, Community, Education, Muslims, Muhammadans
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