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Rewriting history textbooks must be left to academicians, not the govt: Kalam

Jun 28, 2015

Rewriting history textbooks must be left to academicians, not the govt: Kalam

The controversy over rewriting of history textbooks notwithstanding, former President A P J Abdul Kalam says fair research is needed in this regard and any such rework attempt should not be made by "people running the show" but by people of academic excellence. #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Education #APJ Abdul Kalam #History Textbooks #Reignited
If Akbar's great, so is Maharana Pratap: Rajnath Singh wants new chapter in history books

May 18, 2015

If Akbar's great, so is Maharana Pratap: Rajnath Singh wants new chapter in history books

Inaugurating a statue of the king, the Home Minister said that Indian textbooks haven't been able to fully recognise Maharana Pratap's contribution and significance in India's history. #BJP #TheySaidIt #Rajnath Singh #RSS #Textbooks
Want to make Sanskrit 3rd language in KV, Centre tells SC

Nov 27, 2014

Want to make Sanskrit 3rd language in KV, Centre tells SC

The decision is expected to affect over 70,000 students across 500 KVs from classes 6 to 8 who will be asked to switch from German to Sanskrit. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Smriti Irani #HRD Ministry #Sanskrit #Modi government #Saffron Textbooks #Kendriya Vidhyalaya #KV
History book wars: BJP, RSS rewriting Dalit history to target Muslims, say experts

Sep 23, 2014

History book wars: BJP, RSS rewriting Dalit history to target Muslims, say experts

As part of its efforts to aggressively push the Hindu nationalist agenda and consolidate the Hindu vote, the RSS has sought to introduce communal overtones to the origins of caste in a never-before-heard-of take on Dalit history. #India #NewsTracker #Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh #Dalit #RSS #Mohan Bhagwat #Dinanath Batra #Dalit History #Saffron Textbooks
Are we scared to talk about the real India in textbooks?

Jul 07, 2014

Are we scared to talk about the real India in textbooks?

The secular vs communal anxiety around history textbooks sidesteps a bigger question. Do our textbooks answer the basic question India, especially a younger India, is asking - who are we? #India #BJP #Education #RSS #Indian schools #Textbooks #schools in India #Saffronisation of Education #Saffronisation. Rewriting History #Saffronisation of textbooks
Coming soon from Modi sarkar RSS takeover of top research, cultural bodies

Jul 04, 2014

Coming soon from Modi sarkar RSS takeover of top research, cultural bodies

Rao's elevation is the first of the many NDA decisions that will determine who will lead India's top research, educational and cultural institutions. #Gujarat #BJP #PoliticalPlay #RSS #NCERT #UGC #INdian COuncil of Historical research #UCSSR #communalisation of textbooks
HRD Min Smriti Irani wants ancient texts included in school syllabi

Jun 01, 2014

HRD Min Smriti Irani wants ancient texts included in school syllabi

Irani has directed HRD officials to develop material which shows the contribution of ancient India to various fields like science, philosophy, language and mathematics #NewsTracker #Smriti Irani #RSS #HRD Ministry #saffron #Ancient Texts #Hindu texts #Vedas #Upanishads #Educational reform #School textbooks
Modi's life won't be included in school syllabus Guj govt

May 30, 2014

Modi's life won't be included in school syllabus Guj govt

After receiving a call from Modi at around 7 am, State Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama dropped the idea of teaching Modi's life to schools kids. #India #Gujarat #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Syllabus #Gujarat Board Textbooks #Modi's life
NaMo in school textbooks? PM Modi says no, thank you

May 30, 2014

NaMo in school textbooks? PM Modi says no, thank you

Modi-worship is now being taken to the next level. The states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan all want to inculcate Modi's life story into their school curriculum. #Rajasthan #India #Gujarat #Prime Minister #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #ConnectTheDots #Education #Bhopal #Madhya Pradesh #textbook #Modi #students #curriculum
Guj school board to include Narendra Modi's life in syllabus

May 29, 2014

Guj school board to include Narendra Modi's life in syllabus

Meanwhile, the Gujarat Congress criticised the state government's decision to introduce chapters on Modi for primary school education. #India #Gujarat #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Syllabus #Gujarat Board Textbooks #Modi's life