This remarkable book, fully illustrated in cartoon format, is a long-standing classic that mocks the ever-present institution of schooling – darling of modern states, corporates and varied political interests who wish to harvest from it armies of obedient slaves. Adapted to Indian realities and context as well.
Developed by IDAC team, Switzerland, this book is a sarcastic dig at schools and education structure at large existing all over the world. Paulo Freire’s view about the existence of dominating and oppressed sections of people and their ideologies in education is reflected throughout the book. The problem of irrelevance of curriculum to the social lives of children is also brought up repeatedly. The cartoons and quotes used to illustrate the opinions of teachers, parents and pupils about the increasingly commercialized and mechanical schooling system give the book an interesting comic look.