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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 26th November 2018 04:37
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Since last year, students at the Saifee School have been using new textbooks published by the Rajasthan government, which is run by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that dominates India’s parliament and state legislatures. The new textbooks promote the BJP’s political program and ideology.

... it was odd, on a visit this spring to a school in the Indian state of Rajasthan, to hear a Muslim teacher, Sana Khan, ask her entirely Muslim eighth-grade social science class, “Was there anything positive about Mughals?”

... some of Khan’s students saw only barbarism in the time of their own community’s emergence in India. “In the medieval era, there were wars and all. It was sectarian,” said a bespectacled girl named Rabab Khan. Rabab and another of her classmates, Qutbuddin Cement, told me that the “glorious” period of Indian history occurred before Muslim rule. “In ancient times, India was called ‘the Golden Bird,’” said Qutbuddin. “India was a world leader.”

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www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/12/06/indias-dangerous-new-...
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 26th November 2018 07:39
so dont send School
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 26th November 2018 09:33
The opinion polls indicate that BJP will be booted out by congress in the next month's election. Lets see if they change the curriculum.
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