In 1823, a General Committee of Public Institution was ap pointed to look after the development of education in India. The Orientalists (see box) dominated the committee and advocated the promotion of Oriental learning rather than the Anglican one. However, different sections both in England and in India created mounting pressure on the Company to promote western education. As a result of the Orientalist-Anglicist controversy, the spread of education in India was halted until 1835, when Macaulay’s resolution provided a somewhat clear picture of the British education policy.

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