International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Legacy of the Colonial Project of English Education in Pakistan
Filza Waseem

This review article explores the aims, implementations and results of the British Imperial education policies in the Indian Subcontinent which installed English language as a measure to establish British influence and control over the colony. It looks into the historical beginnings of English in Pakistan in the postcolonial context, which resulted in the loss of Persian, the end of the indigenous system of education, formation of hybrid identities, and the establishment of elite institutions. These issues are still plaguing the education system in present day Pakistan.

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