Society, Schools and Progress in India presents the systematic use of education to achieve, prosperity, security, and social well-being. This book provides a concise account of the historical events and the social, religious, political, and other influences, which have combined to create India. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the major events in the history of the sub-continent, which used to be called Hindustan or India, but which, since 1947, has been divided between Pakistan and India. This text then examines the education and social services during the 200 years preceding Independence that cover the period of the British Raj. Other chapters consider the fundamental principles or assumptions by which it has been suggested that educational progress in India should be guided. The final chapter deals with the historical events and the inherent elements in the complex society of India. This book is intended to be suitable for students of sociology, government and politics, as well as education.