Madarsa and Elementary Education: A Study of Uttar Pradesh



In the era of globalization, various roles and responsibilities of the state, i.e. who known as Nation-State has increased and diversified. Under such diversification, a role of nation-state has also increased. One of the primary duty of the state, is to provide elementary education to its future citizens – children. However, in case of fulfilling these duties, state has most of the home felt incompetent to do so. Hence therefore these responsibilities along with other responsibilities have been diversified to non-state actors and institutions. One such institution set up is known as Madrasah. Though claimed as institutions only for Muslim minorities, it has however not been free from criticism. One such general criticism has been the inclination of religious educations, inspite providing elementary education needed for all round development of individual. However, has madarsah been able to fulfill its duty in providing elementary education?  what in the role of religious institution as such madarsah,  in any democratic setup?  what has there been significant reason for their existence? How effective can such religious institution like Madarsah be for non-muslim weaker section’s children? Therefore, I would like to analysis such questions through this work and will try to look answer to these questions.


Globalization, Nation-State, Non-State Actors, Madarsa, Elementary Education.

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