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Book: ABC’s of Indian National Education

Author: Beloo Mehra, PhD

Published by: Standard Publishers (Delhi, India)

First Edition: 2014

Available at:



Standard Publishers

Quick Overview:

Indian education must be rooted in the developing soul of India, to her future need, to the greatness of her coming self-creation, to her eternal spirit. A truly nationalist education and curriculum are always inclusive in nature, and mindful of the great diversity that makes One India. Our Education must help children and educators develop love for their nation and a wide, universal appreciation of the diversity in the nation and the world.

This book is meant for general audiences and is written in a reader-friendly voice. Much of the inspiration and deeper thought guiding this work comes from the thought and works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

This book introduces 26 themes – each for a letter of the English alphabet – that according to the author should guide, shape or be a part of an Indian National Education. These themes speak of some selected aspects of the essential Indian spirit and may also shed some light on the forms through which this spirit could express itself in educational practice. Some of these could be of greater interest to educators and parents, while others may give educational thinkers some food for thought.

In a larger sense this book speaks of the need for rethinking some of the fundamentals and philosophical foundations of an Indian National Education. At the same time readers may also be able to find some hints on curriculum restructuring, pedagogical innovations and administrative reform.

You may read some reviews of the book by clicking on the following links:

Dr. Larry Seidlitz

Prof. Kittu Reddy

Chitra Raman

Dagny Sol

Anurag Banerjee

Eeshaan Mahesh

You may also like to read

Author Interview I

Author Interview II


5 comments on “Book: ABC’s of Indian National Education

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  4. Varun Yadav
    March 9, 2016

    Although your work is philosophical ,it would be helpful for the Hindu cause ,if you write blogs on the Education Laws and their bias against Hindus for eg RTE

    Liked by 1 person

    • Beloo Mehra
      March 24, 2016

      Thanks Varun for the suggestion. Will think about it. In the meanwhile, I am sure there are many more people who are more ‘in the know’ about the various details about RTE and other such things.


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