Colonial Educators: The British Indian and Colonial by Clive Whitehead

By Clive Whitehead

This ebook explores the query of schooling within the British Empire and its debated interpretations: cultural imperialism or important practise for independence and nationhood. Clive Whitehead has introduced jointly those reports of the lifestyles and paintings of major practitioners and covers over a hundred years as much as the tip of empire, the onset of independence, and past. He contains either directors and lecturers at the flooring, like Sir Hans Vischer, Arthur Mayhew, Eric R. J. Hussey, Sir Christopher Cox, Frank Ward, Freda Gwilliam, and Margaret Mead.

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31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 21 schools in the Northwest Provinces had been compiled as a private enterprise by Mr Nesfield, the DPI, and whether such an arrangement operated to create a monopoly and exclude other text-books from the schools. When the Indian government finally responded, in October 1894, Nesfield had retired. It transpired that he had compiled the books when he was an inspector at the request of the then Director, Edmund White. The books were published at Nesfield’s own risk, with government approval, but they were not meant to establish a monopoly.

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Proceedings of the Government of India [P] 9193 Education [ED] January 1913. Govt. of India to Sec. of State 21 May 1910 For details of Mayhew’s life and work see chap. 8 in Part Two of this study. P 6661 ED June 1903. For details of the P & O services at the turn of the century see The Times. For life aboard ship see Boyd Cable, A Hundred Year History of the P & O 1837–1937, Ivor Nicholson and Watson, London, 1937. There is a full-page colour plate of the S. S. Peninsula, the ship on which Mayhew sailed to India, facing p 144.

W. Leitner9 was undoubtedly one of the most colourful and unusual educators to serve in British India. Born in Pest, Hungary, in 1840, and educated at the Protestant college in Malta, he was appointed at the tender age of 15 years as chief interpreter to the British Commissariat in the Crimean war with the rank of colonel! From there he went to the Muslim theological college in Constantinople. Thereafter, he attended King’s College, London, and in 1859 became a lecturer there in Arabic, Turkish and modern Greek.

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