ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Social Background of the Educated in Bombay City 1824-58

Bombay City: 1824-58 Mridula Ramanna This paper attempts to examine the social composition of the educated in Bombay city between 1824 and 1858 on the basis of available quantitative data. What emerges is that the English-educated were a homogeneous group, showing common socio-economic origins and were not representative of all sections of the population, while those educated in the vernacular schools came from a wider range of castes and communites.

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