Dalits, Muslims and other Minorities eager to learn English – English Day held in MANUU

October 7, 2016 Hyderabad

Hyderabad: During British regime, English education was started in 1817 in Kolkata. Today, there is a need to celebrate 200th year festival of teaching of English. For the past few years, Osmanians have been celebrating 5th October as the “Indian English Day” in Osmania University which was establish by the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan. These thoughts were expressed by Prof. Kancha Ilaiah, Director of Al Beroni Center for the study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, MANUU. He was addressing “Indian English Day” at Urdu University.

Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Prof. Ilaiah told that the British had gathered a few Brahmin children and started teaching them English since there was no scope for educating Dalits or Bahujans. They were not given the right to get admissions in schools. 

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