Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Madrassa Reform

Rezwan discusses how Madrassa's are being reformed in West Bengal -- the results are seemingly pretty good.

1 comment:

libertarian said...

Here's another that contrasts madrassas on both sides of the Indo-Pak border. And here's an interesting excerpt:

You don't have to look far from Pakistan to find a madrassa system that has effectively engaged with the problems of both militancy and educational backwardness. For although India was originally the home of the Deobandi madrassas, such colleges in India have no record of producing violent Islamists, and are strictly apolitical and quietist. Indeed, several of modern India's greatest scholars - such as the Mughal historian Muzaffar Alam of the University of Chicago - are madrassa graduates.

Too bad the term "madrassa" is inextricably linked to terror. India has 3 times the number of madrassas as Pakistan. They are no terror factories.


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