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The phantom of colonialism: Unearthing ‘Discovery’

How are we truly independent if we let our children learn history written by invaders with their own narrative?

School textbooks: Tools of knowledge or weapons of cultural genocide?

Narratives are not the truth; rather they nudge you to understand the truth in a particular way. They are never neutral or innocent; they are always strategic.

Overemphasis on Mughals, caste issues, no mention of Hindu kings, saints: Think-tank flags distortion in NCERT books before Parliamentary panel

Think-tank tells parliamentary committee on education that NCERT books pay disproportionately high attention to Mughal rulers.

Netizens storm Twitter for a separate chapter on North East India in NCERT textbooks: Here is what triggered the trend

Netizens used hashtags 'A Chapter for NE' and 'Northeast Matters' on Twitter demanding separate chapter non North East in NCERT textbooks

History books should teach India’s civilisational, linguistic heritage, not unfounded claims: Parliamentary Committee meets to discuss NCERT books

The panel heard suggestions from ex-NCERT director and other representatives on reforms in textbooks

NCERT says it has no information on source of claim made in textbook that Mughals had rebuilt temples after destroying them

NCERT History textbook says that Shahjahan and Aurangzeb have issued grants for rebuilding temples destroyed in war

Karnataka state government puts on hold the deletion of the chapter on Tipu Sultan from history textbooks

Karnataka government reportedly halted its decision to drop chapter on Tipu Sultan from the class 7 curriculum in the State

Marxist historians like Romila Thapar did present a ‘rose tinted’ version of Hindu-Muslim unity in Nehruvian textbooks: William Dalrymple admits

William Dalrymple said that history books written in the 1950s left sufficient room for questioning their authenticity. 

Saffron Swords – a book that exposes the lie peddled by Marxist historians that Hindus didn’t have courage

Stories of wars between Hindu warriors and invaders were subverted earlier. A new book re-tells these stories in an Indic way.

Hyderabad: Lecture by Pro Aurangzeb ‘historian’ cancelled after protest against her anti-Hindu views

The organizers have confirmed the cancellation of the event which was to be held on August 11.

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