Disciple Mission School, Mungeli

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2009.24.16.730-732

Description: .730: BW print; Indian girl wearing print dress stands smiling at left beside seated Caucasian woman, who smiles at the girl, and holds a Taylor Slate on her lap; captioned "Kanta, a blind student at Mungeli Sschool, shows her Braille slate to Miss Elizabeth Smieley, school manager; 7 x 5.325: .731: BW print; Indian girl wearing print dress crouches, holding a tin plate and with an aluminum cup in front of her; an Indian woman wearing a white sari trimmed with flowers crouches beside her, both are smiling; captioned, "Mrs. P. Hiralal, matron of Balniketan's girls' boarding school at Mungeli in Madhya Pradesh, shows Damayanti, a blind student, how to wash her own plate and glass; 7.875 x 6.125"; .732: BW print; Indian man sits on a round woven stool, a braille desk slate on his lap; wearing a white collared shirt and loose white pants, he leans over intently; captioned "Mr. Tej Singh, Headmaster of Mungeli Mission Primary School transcribes a Hindi text book into Bhartiya Braille"; 8.25 x 6.5".

Medium: Photographic Paper

Date: 1957

History/Provenance: Supported by the John Milton Society, "Mrs. Sukhnandan" founded an experimental program at Mission Primary School in Mungeli, India to teach sighted and blind children together in the same classroom. See news article filed with photographs for details.

Credit Line: AFB Migel Memorial Library Collection, 2009.24

Subjects: Asia Dishwashing Education of disabled persons India Schools for the blind and visually impaired Teachers