Barefoot College, Tilonia: Interview with Teja Ram

Gregor Lang-Wojtasik


The Barefoot College, Tilonia, or Social Work Research Centre, was founded in 1972 by young academics around Bunker Roy and continues today. These academics in the 70s were interested to learn from people in dry and down-trodden villages of rural Rajasthan (North-Western part of India) and exchange knowledge on sustainable challenges of society.

The work at the college starts at the grassroots of society. It focuses on the belief of existing talents and the potential of people in the villages to solve various problems for themselves...



Education; democratic education; progressive education; the meeting; night schools

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