The book entitled ‘A Call for Educational Renaissance in India’ authored by Dr.G.N.Madhuranatha Dixit, Professor of Mathematics (Retd.) and an educational consultant is a book with a difference. The book published by Swadeshi ParigyanPrasaranPrathisthan (SMS Foundation), Pune was released in presence of Padmavibhushan, DrK.H. Sancheti, Senior Orthapedic Surgeon of India and founder of Sancheti specialty hospital and Group,Smt. SharvariJamenis- Eminent Kathak Dancer and Actor ,Dr. Purnima Pattanchetty, Senior Faculty and Dean, Rani Chennamma University Karnataka,Dr. Shubhangana Atre, Senior Historian and Archeologist and Shri Jitendra Sardesai, CEO i-Source Infosystems Pvt Ltd.
The book deals with global history of education briefly and comprehensively while driving home the point how education has been a driver of development in the developed countries. Also, it traces how India missed the crucial seven hundred and odd years from the 12th century – after Nalanda University was destroyed – till 1947 due to foreign invasion and colonial rule during which period the developed world sorted out their respective developmental educational engines.
This book is divided into three parts:
Part 1 raises the need to “Rethink and Educate”, and there are six chapters the first two chapters dealing with education as a platform for evolving ‘swadharma’, ‘samaja dharma’ and ‘rashtradharma’ while the remaining chapters deal with China, Japan, South Korea, Finland, European nations, United States of America, and India as a kind of comparative study.Part 2 has seven chapters dealing with Education Management on the platform of quality principles of William Edward Deming who and his team transformed Japan after the World War II. Part 3 with seven chapters analyses the existing educational need to establish a sustainable educational value chain in India.
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