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An Experiment in Nationalist Education: Satyavadi School in Orissa (1909-26)

Education as a social phenomenon does not take place in a vacuum or isolation. A case in point is the Satyavadi School set up in Sakhigopal village, near Puri, in Orissa in 1909. It proposed an alternative and unconventional system of education autonomous of the colonial state that would train students in nationalism and in questioning orthodoxies. However, it was also dependent on the conservative sasani brahmins for resources and students and despite an excellent track record closed down in 1926.

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