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Outline the main features of education in India during the pre-colonial rule.

Asked by Topperlearning User 22nd April 2016, 3:47 PM
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Main features of education in India during the pre-colonial rule:

  1. The system of education was flexible in the pre-colonial period. Children usually received education in ‘paathshalas’ and ‘madrasa’.
  2. The paathshalas were set up by wealthy merchants, local people or by a teacher.
  3. The paathshalas had no system of separate classes, no regular time table, no attendance registers or black boards. Fees to be paid by the students depended on the income of parents.
  4. Teaching was mostly oral.
  5. The educational system in the pre-colonial period suited the local needs of the people. Classes in paathshalas were not held during the harvesting period so that rural children may work in fields to help their parents.
Answered by Expert 22nd April 2016, 5:47 PM
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