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From Outlook Archive: Before Faiz, Syllabus Saw Removal Of Draupadi, Had Gender And Caste Issues Missing

From Outlook Archive: Before Faiz, Syllabus Saw Removal Of Draupadi, Had Gender And Caste Issues Missing

The Outlook’s October 11, 2021 issue covered the syllabus revision. Here are some stories from the issues. Click on headlines to read.

24 April 2022
Row Erupts In Rajasthan Over State Board Class 12 Paper ‘Praising Congress’

Row Erupts In Rajasthan Over State Board Class 12 Paper ‘Praising Congress’

The ruling party denied the allegations and said their government doesn't have any intention of politicising education, calling the question paper based on...

24 April 2022

NCW Asks Union Education Minister To Take Action Over Book Listing 'Merits' Of Dowry

The NCW, in a statement, said the matter is of serious concern and the commission has taken cognisance of it.

Remembrance Of Ghosts Past

Remembrance Of Ghosts Past

With 'Jamjaal', the world awaits the emergence of a Gujarati Proust, novelist Nazir Mansuri, whose magnum opus—expected to be the world’s longest...

25 March 2022

Saffronisation Of Education? RSS Says Its Schools Imbibe Indian Values In Students

Shapers of syllabi in the rapidly expanding RSS-backed schools dismiss criticism, say their emphasis is on long-neglected, ancient Indian knowledge and value...

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02 October 2021
State Terror, Armed Forces And The Story Behind Removal Of 'Draupadi' From DU Syllabus

State Terror, Armed Forces And The Story Behind Removal Of 'Draupadi' From DU Syllabus

Dopdi Mejhen’s cry of dissent against state power fortified by patriarchy has unsettled many in the last 44 years. Delhi University’s BA syllabus will be...


01 October 2021
Future Of Education: Are Curriculum Changes Politically Motivated?

Future Of Education: Are Curriculum Changes Politically Motivated?

Should curricula not reflect the ‘truth’? And whose truth? Recent deletions and additions come wrapped in a concern for ‘heritage’, but are also dyed...


21 July 2020
NCERT Adds Chapter On Article 370 Abrogation To Class 12 Textbook, Deletes Mention Of Kashmiri Separatists

NCERT Adds Chapter On Article 370 Abrogation To Class 12 Textbook, Deletes Mention Of Kashmiri Separatists

The scrapping of Article 370, which gave the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir special status, has been included in the Class 12 political science textbook...


08 November 2019
Political Tug-O-War Over Tipu Sultan Leaves Students, Teachers In The Lurch

Political Tug-O-War Over Tipu Sultan Leaves Students, Teachers In The Lurch

Calls for the ouster of Tipu Sultan from textbooks cause controversy...yet again


06 March 2019
Kerala Textbook States HIV Spreads Via Premarital, Extra Marital Sex

Kerala Textbook States HIV Spreads Via Premarital, Extra Marital Sex

To answer the question 'Will pre-marital or extra-marital sex lead to the transmission of deadly Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV)?', Yes says the 10th...


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13 March 2018
By Rewriting India’s History, Hindutva Forces Meddling With India’s Present And Future

By Rewriting India’s History, Hindutva Forces Meddling With India’s Present And Future

Falsifications of historical evidence and symbols designed to discredit political rivals are universal features of the struggle for power.


13 February 2018
Maharashtra Schools To Get 1.5 Lakh Books On PM Modi, More Than Gandhi, Ambedkar

Maharashtra Schools To Get 1.5 Lakh Books On PM Modi, More Than Gandhi, Ambedkar

The opposition leader Dhananjay Munde termed it as a tactic to influence young students.



12 September 2017
Mughals Looted The Country, Were Not Our Ancestors: UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma

Mughals Looted The Country, Were Not Our Ancestors: UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma

He says In Uttar Pradesh, every religion would be given equal respect, “but we won't accept Pakistani-Talibani culture”.


14 August 2017
Kerala Govt To Release Textbook 'Hamari Malayalam' Exclusively For Migrant Labourers

Kerala Govt To Release Textbook 'Hamari Malayalam' Exclusively For Migrant Labourers

The textbook will be launched by state Education Minister C Raveendranath at Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district, a town with largest migrant labour population...


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08 August 2017
Maharashtra Board Erases Mughals, Western History From Textbooks, Calls Them Irrelevant

Maharashtra Board Erases Mughals, Western History From Textbooks, Calls Them Irrelevant

The revised textbooks revolve around the Maratha empire and warrior king Shivaji and Indian politics post 1960.


18 May 2012
The Sacred Profane

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