I wonder whether someone knows this material. I have tried to find even pictures on the internet, but to no avail.
They were small, thin books called Reader's Primers or something like that. I'm almost sure they were printed by Longman's and comissioned by the English department of colonies.
They were obviously aimed to teaching English as a second language to the English colonies on the Indian subcontinent before the decolonization.
They were remarkable in their approach and obviously were designed to need an instructor.
An example of their approach:
Page 1 of booklet 1 showed a ink-pen draw of a monkey with the caption "it". Page 2 showed the monkey sitting and the caption "it sits". And so on.
All illustrations were old-style ink-pen drawings, and usually images that people from India or Pakistan whould relate to, including clothes, animals and the like.
- Does someone remember those booklets?
- Does someone know a web resource where pictures of it can be found?
Note: I saw those booklets on the 80's and they were from the 30's and early 40's.