March 18, 2016

India: 'Changing textbooks so no one like [JNU student leader] Kanhaiya is born' in Rajasthan: Education Minister

The Times of India

'Changing textbooks so no one like Kanhaiya is born' in Rajasthan: Education Minister
Mar 18, 2016, 08.52 AM IST

File photo of JNUSU president Kanhaiya.File photo of JNUSU president Kanhaiya.
JAIPUR: To ensure that "no one like Kanhaiya Kumar is born", major changes are being made in Rajasthan's school curriculum, said Vasudev Devnani, minister of state for education, on Thursday.

He added that biographies of freedom fighters will be included in the textbooks.

"To inculcate the feeling of patriotism in students, major changes are being made in the curriculum," the BJP government's minister said in the assembly.

The Rajasthan minister has made many changes to the school curriculum in the state.

Earlier this week, the minister said the life stories of Indian saints will also be added in the new syllabus.

"Figures like Hemu Kalani, Maharaja Dahrsen, Saint Kanwar Ram and Swami Tauram have been added so that students can know about them," Devnani said on Sunday.

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Devnani has already removed works by John Keats, Thomas Hardy, William Blake, T S Eliot and Edward Lear from the revised Class VIII English textbooks.

TOI reported in mid-February that classics by these English writers and poets have been replaced by mostly lesser-known authors whose works have a regional flavour.