First American library pioneer in India
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This is a history of the public library movement in Baroda, the first territory not only among the princely states but also in British India to have been provided with universal, compulsory, free primary education and a state-supported free public library system. While the official accounts of the library movement maintain that it was a success, critics hold the view that its ultimate outcome was a failure. Thus there is a divergence of opinion as to the final results of the Baroda Library movement.
Table of Contents
Sayajirao and his Baroda -- Pioneering libraries -- Borden in Baroda -- The work of Kudalkar -- The people rise : the government responds -- Integration leads to disintegration -- The ultimate outcome -- Summary and conclusions -- Appendix A : a glossary of select Indian words -- Appendix B : a note on the search for research resources -- Appendix C : some notes on Baroda.