‘History textbooks have a history of being contentious’ – MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

A house panel conducted by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has presented a report on content and sketch of schoolbooks.

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‘History textbooks have a history of being contentious’ - MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe

BJP MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe talks to Indian Express about the meaning and potential effect of the report on the content and design of school textbooks

A house panel conducted by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has presented a report on content and sketch of schoolbooks. The MP states its meaning and potential effect.

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Need for the committee to focus on history textbooks

The textbooks were reviewed in general. But history textbooks have its own history of being controversial. Not only the content but presented was discussed as well.

The final report

Making a laundry list was not a matter of interest. The main job was to suggest ways and means to make sure that no distortions take place in the coming years. It has been done.

The significance of the report to the steering committee of the national curriculum framework to revise NCERT textbooks

It is believed that the report will be highly beneficial. It will surely help to create a checklist of what to do and what not to while shaping the content of the textbook.

The lack of representation of women achievers in books as stated by the committee

No achievers should be left out and all should get recognition. But when formerly minister, people, who describe women only as beauties, rule for several years, it is least shocking that this happened in the past. Now, things are bound to change.

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‘History textbooks have a history of being contentious’ - MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
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A house panel conducted by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has presented a report on content and sketch of schoolbooks.
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