chapter  13
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William Lee-Warner, Extract from The Citizen of India (London: Macmillan, 1900), 162–177

The Brahman gentleman urged that the system of public instruction, and in particular higher education, had conferred more benefits upon India than any other measure of government. The total number of children of both sexes under instruction in British India does not amount to 4½ millions, and out of every hundred of children who might be at school eighty-seven never enter that place of education. The ruins of Bijapur, the rock-cut temples of Ellora and Ajanta, and the palaces of Agra and Delhi, attract to India wondering visitors from England and other distant countries. The extent of India is so large that it will take many years before its postal facilities can be improved to the fullest extent. Private enterprise has not quite the same inducement to undertake primary as it has in the case of secondary and collegiate education.