Established in 1969, Manohar is a publishing house and a bookseller serving individuals and libraries. We export books by mail and have a bookstore at Ansari Road in Delhi.
Manohar initially sold only rare and out of print publications, but soon branched out into local sale/export of new books published in India, and then into publishing of scholarly works under its own imprint.
03 August, 2012
Madrasa Education in Modern India: A Study
Madrasa Education in Modern
India: A Study
By- Saral Jhingran
This study steers clear of the
stereotype conception of madrasas as the training ground of terrorists. Its
chief concern is the search for the ground of realities about madrasas, what
and how they teach; and whether the syllabus or ambience of madrasas prepares
the students for successfully facing the challenges of the modern world. It
enquires into the reasons for a relatively large number of Muslims opting for
madrasas education for their children. A sociological analysis is therefore
The work also tries to understand
the almost universal nisab or syllabus of madrasas, called
Dars-i-Nizami, developed during Aurangzeb’s time, and notes that there have
been very few marked changes in the madrasas syllabus, though the world and
life have moved so much ahead. A large portion of madrasas syllabus, therefore
has become irrelevant for modern times. The author convincingly argues that
most Muslim children must study in modern schools and only a small number who
want to specialize in theology should study in madrasas.
The Study pays particular
attention to the proposals for madrasa reforms, both from within the system,
and the madrasa modernization scheme of the government.
Saral Jhingran did her
Ph.D. on Advaita Vedanta from Rajasthan University in 1972. since then she has
held several UGC fellowships, and finally retired as a Research Scientist
affiliate to Nehru Memorial Museum & Library.
2010 424p. Rs.1050/ pounds 60