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A textbook case: ‘Saffronisation’ debate back in focus in Karnataka

The managing director of KTBS has said, “Although Bhagat Singh’s lessons have not been dropped, the updated Kannada textbooks will have lessons of Hegdewar." (Express Archive) In Karnataka’s politically charged environment, a controversy surrounding revisions in the Kannada and social science textbooks has taken the centre stage over the past week, with the government’s review committee chaired by writer Rohith Chakrathirtha rubbing several people the wrong way, including even a senior BJP leader. In 2014, author GS Mudambadithya led a campaign to rewrite textbooks based on the National Curriculum Framework of 2005. But the Congress-led government of Siddaramaiah appointed […]

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