This afternoon, it gives me great pleasure to share an article written by fellow author and client, Pranav Lal.
India: One Country, Many Planets
by Pranav Lal
(Editor’s Note: Pranav Lal is a technology enthusiast and author. He works in cybersecurity for a living. He enjoys traveling and uses a sensory substitution program called the vOICe running on video glasses for enhanced environmental awareness and for framing scenes and taking photographs. He writes short books which are sort of urban fantasy crime thrillers. You can see his technology and photography blog at https://techesoterica.com. His writing is at https://praanavwrites.com.)
India is incredibly diverse. It started as an agglomeration of kingdoms that were first united in 321 BC by Chandragupta Maurya. Modern India has 29 states and 7 union territories. The Indian constitution is the longest in the world. India has a federal form of government with a strong center. There are a myriad of state and central laws. All of this translates into a complex legislative landscape which has a direct impact on disabilities.
India has schools dedicated to the blind as well as for other disabilities. There are a few schools that handle students with multiple disabilities. The bulk of blind schools are in the cities. Many of the schools are run by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The more progressive ones, especially in the cities, have moved to mainstreaming. There are, however, plenty of residential schools. Besides regular education, most blind schools teach…
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