Saffronising education

Twisted texts

Print edition : December 26, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomeed by Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Teachers' Day in New Delhi on September 5. In the name of reforms, the government wants to fill up top educational posts with people ideologically acceptable to it. Photo: Vijay Verma/PTI

NCERT director Parvin Sinclair, who has been shown the door.

Y. Sudarshan Rao, who has eulogised the caste system, has been appointed chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Photo: M. Murali

Tejomay Bharat, a textbook published by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board, seeks to present myths as history.

Arjun Dev, Professor of History. He feels the study of classical languages could be taken up at higher education levels. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A series of steps taken by the government in the name of reforms lay bare its motive to saffronise education and educational institutions at all costs.
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