Md. Munir Hossain Talukder
Pages 272-278

DOI: 10.5840/cultura20107221


‘The anthology, Going to School in South Asia, provides a rich and update analysis of educational culture in South Asia. It is a volume of The Global School Room series which covers schooling systems of eight member countries, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sti Lanka, in that region. How do cultures, histories, geographies, and religions shape a country’s educational systems has been carefully examined in this collection. The editor, Dr. Amita Gupta, is an award winning author and has published several scholarly journal articles in India and the US. Other contributors also have extensive research experience in their own as well as cross-cultural educational systems. The book comprises nine individual chapters including the introduction. Chapter 1 is the introduction of anthology where Dr. Amita Gupta has explored a brief overview of socio-cultural, geographical, and religious diversities of eight South Asian countries referred earlier. Despite political differences, Gupta mentions that they have special social characteristics. For example, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Maldives, are Muslim dominated countries, India and Nepal are Hindu dominated while Bhutan and Sri Lanka are Buddhist dominated societies. The political cultures, population size, and social structures of these countries are also significantly different. However, since the ancient times their educational systems including curriculum and teaching philosophy were deep-rooted in