Critical Literacies in South Asia

Sah, Pramod K. and Phyak, Prem (2022). Critical Literacies in South Asia. In: Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Mora, Raúl Alberto; Alford, Jennifer Helen; Golden, Noah Asher and de Roock, Roberto Santiago eds. The Handbook of Critical Literacies. New York: Routledge, pp. 289–296.



This chapter provides an overview of critical literacies in South Asia. We discuss the theories and practices of literacy education in the region through a review of the existing literature. Drawing on the global contemporary discussion on critical literacy, the chapter traces the development and challenges of critical literacy in South Asian countries and suggests some major implications for the future directions for effectively incorporating a critical lens in literacy education. We also highlight our own responsibilities for social justice as academics.

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