Ashok Joshi


Same language subtitling: a butterfly for literacy?

Year of Publication 2002

A nation’s literacy rate is determined, to a great degree, by the deªnition of literacy and the method used to measure it. Countries struggling to achieve higher rates often tend to lower deªnitional bars, which then makes progress that much easier. India is no exception, and this raises simple but unanswered questions. How many of India’s literate people— literate according to the Census—can read the headlines of a newspaper?