Educate Women & Lose Nationality
- Author: Parimala V Rao
- Publisher: Critical Quest
- ISBN: 9788189524586
"The campaign led by Phule and reformers for the implementation of compulsory education was opposed by Tilak.
“You take away a farmer’s boy from the plough, the blacksmith’s boy from the bellows and the cobbler’s boy from his awl with the object of giving him liberal education…. And the boy learns to condemn the profession of his father, not to speak of the loss to which latter is put by being deprived of the son’s assistance at the old trade.”
The nationalists insisted that the Gita should form the basis of national education, and opposed “un-exclusive privilege being given to un-denominational teaching it’."