Indian textbooks erased important information about the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi

IndiaIndian textbooks erased important information about the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi

Monitoring Desk: The recent revision of the content of Indian textbooks revolves around the quest of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party to erase prominent Muslim influences on India’s history and politics, including the changing of street and city names from Muslim to Hindu.

Not only this, the content changes hit the secular foundation of India and available information about the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi.

   
New Indian textbooks erased important information about the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
New Indian textbooks erased important information about the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi

According to a New York Times article “India purges textbooks”, when Indian children began the school year this week, they were issued textbooks that either watered down or purged key details from India’s past — details that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party finds inconvenient to its Hindu nationalist vision for the country.

 

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