One curious feature of Indian education system, political and bureaucratic establishment as based in Delhi, leads to a series of inequalities of opportunities and also denial of opportunities equitably to all citizens.
Teaching ought to be a profession for hard-working altruists who want to improve children’s life prospects. But all too often school systems seem designed to attract mediocre timeservers. Many Mexican teachers have inherited their jobs; Brazilian ones earn less than other public servants, and retire much earlier. Each school-day a quarter of Indian teachers play truant. In New York it is so hard to sack teachers that even those accused of theft or assault may be parked away from pupils, doing “administrative tasks” on full pay, sometimes for years..
"the ‘educated Indian’ of the nineteenth century, flush with his English language, literature, technology, dress and manners, became ashamed of his past. Forgetting that his forebears had attained superb summits in the adventure of consciousness through science, religion, literature and the rest, he decided to Europeanize himself completely."