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Recruitment and literacy in World War I: evidence from colonial Punjab

Vanden Eynde, Oliver (2014) Recruitment and literacy in World War I: evidence from colonial Punjab. South Asia @ LSE (05 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Most Indian soldiers were volunteers who could not read or write before they were recruited by the British but serving in a professional army provided opportunities to acquire new skills. Here Oliver Vanden Eynde writes about his research which suggests higher post-war literacy rates in heavily recruited areas can be attributed to informal learning opportunities in the army.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Collections > South Asia @ LSE
Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 07:30
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 00:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75089

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