Saffron slant in new social studies textbooks- The Hindu


Saffron slant in new social studies textbooks

The new social studies textbooks of Standard 5 and Standard 8 — to be introduced in the next academic year — seem to present to children a version of history that has a strong saffron slant in several instances.
While the textbooks, the draft copy of which is available with The Hindu , present a few contestable historical facts, the bigger problem is one of omissions and commissions that lend the texts a slant typical of the Hindutva nationalist construction of Indian history……
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