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Chopped Chapters: Erasing the history of social reforms in India

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21.03.2019

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has decided to remove almost 70 pages from its Class 9 history textbook, titled “India and the Contemporary World – I”. Three chapters have been taken out. The first, Clothing: A Social History, is on clothing and how social movements influenced how we dressed. The second, History and Sport: The Story of Cricket, is on the history of cricket in India and its connection to the politics of caste, region and community. The third portion to be axed is the chapter titled Peasants and Farmers that focuses on the growth of capitalism and how colonialism altered the lives of peasants........

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