Our Publications

Claude Alvares

Check out this interview with Manish Jain, co-founder of Shikshantar Andolan, Swaraj University and Learning Societies Unconference, for the Alternative Learning Sourcebook.

Manish Jain, Atreyee Day

A retelling of Tagore's original story. This book looks at the education system as a cage.

Tanmaya Purohit

Interview with Mrs. Vidhi Jain, co-founder of the ‘Shikshantar Resource Centre for Homeschool/Unschooling, Gap Year, Walkouts and Self-Designed Learners’ in Udaipur about her vision of education...

Manish Jain

Here are some details for the Fellowship. Application Form now available here. Last date for Submission is April 22, 2017

Tanmaya Purohit

Interview with Mr. Santosh Padwal, documentary film-maker and co-founder of the ‘Bindaas Community Media Academy’ in Fatehpura, Udaipur, to learn more about this initiative and his vision of community media.

Manish Jain, Shilpa Jain

We invite you to join us in deepening the dialogues on learning societies. 

Manish Jain

Everyone is talking about happiness these days. So I started thinking about what are the things that are important for me and my community as part of our work in Udaipur as a Learning City.

Shilpa Jain

Working with concerned citizens of Udaipur to regenerate Mewari, the local language of the Mewar region of southern Rajasthan.

Selena George, Shilpa Jain

Is the Right to Education a blessing or a curse? This pamphlet seeks to open a debate on the Right to Education Campaign.

Rahul Hasija

You are welcome to Swaraj University to experience the joy and aliveness of learning.

Munir Fasheh

Is literacy always a good thing? What is its dark side?

Shilpa Jain, Sumi-Chandresh, Ajay Bhatt, Parijat Sarkar

Learning Parks was one of the first experiments co-created by Shikshantar in Udaipur in the year 2000.

Manish Jain

What lies have you been taught by your school? How have you been trying to unlearn them? 

Manish Jain

Many years ago, I had an idea of publishing a book full of confessions in which teachers asked for an apology for their crimes against children in school.

Manish Jain

Factory-schooling is guilty of its own deadly sins. It is important for those working in the field of education to understand the serious damage that factory-schooling does to our children and to our wider species.

Manish Jain

“If nai talim gets imprisoned into a system, it will be killed. If that should happen there will be no room for initiative, and people will spend their time contriving how this piece of knowledge can be correlated with that activity. We must steer clear of that kind of thing.”

Manish Jain, Shilpa Jain

One of the biggest confusions in India is that we equate 'education' and 'the culture of schooling' with 'shiksha'. But their philosophical, epistemological and pedagogical roots are fundamentally different. Take a look how.

Shilpa Jain

So pervasive is the ‘gender issue’ that policymakers, academics, and practitioners cannot carry out a survey, write a proposal, fund a project, or evaluate a program without some mention of it. Now, just so everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, gender too has made its way into the discussion on learning societies.  

Manish Jain

The reflections in this article are a result of my explorations with rethinking education and development over the past 20 years. They were part of a talk delivered in Lisbon, Portugal.  

Manish Jain

This article, published in Teacher Plus, shares some thoughts about our vision of and experiences with unschooling.

Manish Jain, Shilpa Jain

This anthology explores many aspects of the gift culture - trust, care, hospitality, sharing economy, copyleft, forgiveness, vulnerability, etc. - from around the world.

Manish Jain

Join our campaign to say NO to diplomas and certificates as the basis for hiring and promotion in civil society organizations.

 
Manish Jain

Cities all over the world are rising up to make a difference in food, energy, transportation, communication and urban space. We have been inspired in Udaipur as a Learning City by many others, and have compiled their amazing examples into a small booklet.

Shri Dayal Chandra Soni

A beautiful radical poem critiquing the way 'literacy' has been framed by development projects.

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