A Postcolonial School in a Modern World: Vidyashram: The Southpoint

Nita Kumar, Claremont McKenna College
Som Majumdar


This essay is about a school, taken not only as an educational project, but as an active historical intervention. A discussion of the school helps us to interpret the history of education, and perhaps all history, with new insight; to understand the nature of modernity in a provincial city; and to fashion an approach to both theory and practice that could be called postcolonial.