This book deals with all aspects of adult education and lifelong learning and their various dimensions including linkages. It presents a comprehensive and systematic account of adult education and lifelong learning activities in India and abroad. Along with an investigation of theoretical aspects of adult education and lifelong learning, it offers useful suggestions for literacy practitioners and adult education functionaries involved in the management and execution of adult education and lifelong learning at all levels. The book also contains necessary information regarding Saakshar Bharat – Mission 2012, its objectives, implementation strategies, methods, and ways to achieve the targets in a time-bound manner. This book will thus prove to be an indispensable tool for all adult education and lifelong learning activists, academics, practitioners, policy-makers, planners, etc. In the Twenty-First Century, this book will be extremely useful for the teachers and students specializing and pursuing studies in the area of adult education and lifelong learning in the institutions of higher learning including universities.