Gandhi's Challenge to BHU: Boycott of BHU and Nationalist Education

Leah Renold

in A Hindu Education

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195674835
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081493 | DOI:
Gandhi's Challenge to BHU: Boycott of BHU and Nationalist Education

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This chapter takes a look at the contrasting responses of Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Malaviya towards colonialism. It states that while Gandhi and Malaviya were both champions of nationalism, they had conflicting ideas on national education. It first describes the evolution of a national system of education at the start of the twentieth century and the emergence of British universities in India. It studies their education philosophies. Gandhi's targeted the BHU because it received Government of India's funding and Malaviya's subsequent response which was based on his idea of well-educated students. This chapter also introduces the Kashi Vidyapith, an organization that fully supported Gandhi's views towards national education, and Gandhi's formation of ashram education.

Keywords: Mahatma Gandhi; Pandit Malaviya; colonialism; nationalism; national education; British universities; education philosophies; boycott; Kashi Vidyapith; ashram education

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