History Textbook Controversy in India

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Why are parents in Gujarat fuming? The answer lies in textbooks that — despite being full of distortions and language errors — are being taught across the state's classrooms. They say, these books are clearly not teaching students history. So, Bhaven Patel, father of a class IX student in Ahmedabad, is not amused. As the state education department refuses to withdraw the class IX social sciences textbook, ridden with errors and misrepresentations, he feels it will leave a wrong impact on impressionable minds.

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