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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
CBSE Drops Chapters On Islamic Empires, Cold War From Syllabus; Verses Of Faiz Also Excluded

CBSE Drops Chapters On Islamic Empires, Cold War From Syllabus; Verses Of Faiz Also Excluded

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also dropped from the course content chapters on 'democracy and diversity'.

23 April 2022

RTE Act 2009: PIL In SC Seeks Common Curriculum For School Children Across India

RTE Act 2009: The PIL said it is the duty of the Union to effectuate a common education system, but it has failed in the fulfilment of this necessary...

Opinion | Culture Of Intolerance Is Hurting India's Tradition Of Debate And Discussion

Opinion | Culture Of Intolerance Is Hurting India's Tradition Of Debate And Discussion

In democratic India, suppression and erasure of dissent has become the norm of the day and it's across political parties.

04 October 2021

What Stories Should We Share With Our Children?

In the battle over curricula, the Left tells stories that focus only on making the elite squirm in guilt, while the Right prefers glory by distorting history,...

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01 October 2021
Relooking, Retelling And Rereading Women In The Epics

Relooking, Retelling And Rereading Women In The Epics

It is time for us to celebrate the iconic women in our sacred literature, Sita, Draupadi and Radha, in their various identities and vernacular manifestations


04 October 2021
New Moon Sighted: Winds Of Change Quietly Blowing Across Madrasas In Hindi Heartland

New Moon Sighted: Winds Of Change Quietly Blowing Across Madrasas In Hindi Heartland

Muslim scholars say there are about 50 madrasas in UP that are considered pioneers in education reforms. But, in the absence of a central regulatory body,...


01 October 2021
Saffronisation Of Education? RSS Says Its Schools Imbibe Indian Values In Students

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...


15 January 2022
Mahasweta Devi: The 'Mashi' Who Wrote Fearlessly About Caste, Class And Patriarchy

Mahasweta Devi: The 'Mashi' Who Wrote Fearlessly About Caste, Class And Patriarchy

Memories of my Mashi alternate from childhood days wrapt in her vivid storytelling, to the presence of the activist and writer Mahasweta Devi, who gave voice...


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...


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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...


01 October 2021
Bihar's Conundrum: To Drop Or Not To Drop JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia From PG Syllabus

Bihar's Conundrum: To Drop Or Not To Drop JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia From PG Syllabus

The removal of Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia’s works from the syllabi of a Bihar university causes a political furore and forces a hasty...


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