This chapter situates current curriculum frameworks in the diverse country contexts of South Asia in their colonial and historical roots, interrogating the exercise of power through which curricula in the region have been produced and the power of the curriculum in the constitution of identities and social relations. A particular focus is on the interplay between modernity and religion/tradition and the ongoing tensions and fissures this evoke. The chapter pays close attention to curriculum reforms as a means of producing rules of reason that simultaneously include and exclude.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Global Education Systems|
|Editors||Padma Sarangapani, Rekha Pappu|
|Number of pages||31|
|Publication status||Published - May 2020|
Nawani, D., & Nawani, D. (2020). Knowledge and Curriculum Landscapes in South Asia: An Introduction. In P. Sarangapani, & R. Pappu (Eds.), Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia: Global Education Systems (pp. 1-31). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-981-13-3309-5_53-1