A conceptual and philosophical approach towards educational system from an Ancient Indian perspective
Keywords:Ancient Indian literatures, Vedic period, Kautilya’s Arthasastra, Education
In this paper a discovery of the philosophy of educational systems from an Ancient Indian perspective. A limited number of articles have been written from a standpoint of philosophical, historical, and the Ancient perspective when resultantly, this article not only aims to fill in the gaps in literature, but also aspires to provide an insight on educational philosophy from the Ancient Indian perspective. In the Indian context, the origin of education can be traced from the Vedic literatures such as the Valmiki Ramayana, the Mahabharata (includes the Bhagavad-Gita) and the Puranas. The foundation of this paper revolves around hermeneutics, which are a qualitative research methodology involving the studying, understanding and interpretation of ancient text. With the help of the aforementioned methodology, authors disclose some ancient lessons on today’s educational system. The aim of this paper is to knowing the Educational System of Ancient India. In the ancient times, two education systems i.e. Vedic and Buddhist were developed by them and their sole purposes
were self-control, propagation of purity, development of character, personality development, social awareness and preservation of the culture for youth.