Growth and Development of Female Education in the Princely State of Cooch Behar : 1881-1949

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Sumana Das

1Guest Lecturer
Department of History
Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University
(Second Campus),


Abstract:: Prior the British contact the education was confined in the royal family and family of the nobles. After the ‘Anglo-Cooch Behar Treaty’ Cooch Behar became a native or princely state. The main aim of the present study is to highlight the growth and development of the female education in the Cooch Behar State. A drastic change came in the education system with the advent of the British interfere in the administration. Maharaja Nripendra Narayan and Maharani Suniti Devi played a vital role for the female education. Many Girls Schools were founded in the state. The number of the local girl’s students was very few. In this paper I would like to focuses how did female education growth and development in the Princely State of Cooch Behar from 1881 to1949 A.D.

Key Words:Administration, British Rule, Development, Female Education, Girls School etc.