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The Light of Knowledge

Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

The Light of Knowledge( )
Author: Cody, Francis
Series title:Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8014-6902-2
Publication Date:Jan 2013
Publisher:Cornell University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $89.95
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Since the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events designed to transform them into active citizens with access to state power. These efforts to spread enlightenment among the oppressed are part of a movement known as the Arivoli Iyakkam (the Enlightenment Movement), considered to be among the most successful mass literacy movements in recent history. In The Light of...
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