Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
In a country where only 2.53 per cent of the female population is literate, the importance of education for girls cannot be overestimated. India, being freed from British Rule in 1947, is now an independent self-governing nation. In its draft constitution it has accepted the democratic way of life. Democracy postulates an equality of opportunity for every individual to develop his abilities to the fullest extent and to be able to play his proper role in society. Therefore, in Indian today women have equal opportunity with men guaranteed by the constitution; and, in order to exercise this libety with an intellectual and social alertness, they must no longer be deprived of educational advantage.
Cleaveland, Rozaline Jean, "Problems and Progress in the Development of Girls' Education in India" (1952). Graduate Thesis Collection. 444.