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Name: Gijubhai Badheka
Gijubhai Badheka (November 15, 1885 - June 23, 1939) born Chittal, India, was an educationist who heldped to introduce Montessori education methods to India. He is referred to as "Moochhali Maa" ("mother with whiskers"). In the first instance, Badheka was a high court lawyer. Following the birth of his son in 1923, he developed an interest in childhood development and education. In 1920, Badheka founded the "Bal Mandir" pre-primary school. Badheka published a number of works in the field of education including Divaswapna ("Daydreams").
Divaswapna (English translation)
By Gijubhai Badheka
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PREFACE by Krishna Kumar
About one hundred and fifty years ago the colonial State forced the Indian teacher of young children to accept a life of powerlessness and inertia. Our teachers continue to live such a life. Meanwhile, the expansion of the school system has sent education to every corner of the country. Millions of children now have no option but to endure the indifference of the teacher.
Of course, there could hardly be a teacher who wants to train children to live in isolation from the world around them. But ...