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History Of Medieval India 01 Edition By Satish Chandra. Book Details: Publisher Orient Blackswan Publication Year ISBN ISBN India's Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra Ancient India – RS Sharma (NCERT | Class 11) · Medieval India – Satish Chandra (NCERT | Class 11). Medieval India. Topics: medieval india history, satish chandra. Collection: opensource. medieval india. Identifier: MedievalIndia. Identifier-ark.

Since then, every difference of opinion on the teaching of history has been viewed in terms of "saffronisation".

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It was so this past week as well, at least initially. Congress veterans Arjun Singh and Pranab Mukherjee breathed fire in the Rajya Sabha, even accusing the government of "Talibanisation" and causing a silly sideshow on whether that term was unparliamentary.

Therefore, they removed the passage. What purpose does it serve to inform children that in ancient times beef was eaten?

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Shivraj Patil, the Congress' deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, faced quite a predicament. He was urged by colleagues from Punjab - which faces an assembly election in three months - not to oppose the removal of negative references to Guru Tegh Bahadur. So Patil ended up saying his party was not opposed to changes in textbooks, only to the method adopted.

He went on to talk about how the Congress Government in Rajasthan had similarly "corrected" history books.

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Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pramod Mahajan spoke up for "people's sentiments". Avtar Singh Bhadana Congress complained about offensive references to his Gujjar community. Slightly confused, the Left Front-notwithstanding its record of inflicting Marx and imagined class struggles on West Bengal's schoolchildren - walked out of the Lok Sabha. Even more confused, the Congress followed in the left's footsteps. In the next few days, it began an elaborate process of retraction, which included Punjab MP Jagmeet Singh Brar explaining issues on Sonia Gandhi's behalf.

What emerged was that there was near unanimity among political parties as to the right to doctor textbooks. The only quibbling was on the type of medicine to use.

What makes history such an arena for contemporary politics? In societies across the world it has been a tool for nation building, for mobilisation, for manipulation.

In colleges and universities, it is the subject of dry analyses and tortuous theories of economic determinism. At school, however, it was - and should - be the stuff of romance and heroism, of narrative and good writing, of igniting the child's imagination.

Those are all very noble and very cherished ideals, all very removed from NCERT's bland, grammatically challenged textbooks. To disguise such mediocrity as some sort of an edified ideological conflict is, frankly, nonsense.

So protect our children from such misinformation. He refers to the efforts of the Bipin Chandra Committee, set up in to review school textbooks: "It submitted two reports. The reports were sent to the state governments That is the civilised way of going about changing textbooks.

We were not allowed to submit our third in Batra, said to be one of Rajput's inspirations, asserts, "History books have been distorted by all state governments to suit their ideology.

Right now we are deleting some sentences that offend sensitivities of certain communities. It is not as if common ground cannot be reached in teaching the past. Take the European Union, composed of nations that have routinely slaughtered each other's people.

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The European Standing Conference of History Teachers' Associations Euro-Clio "organises workshops to debate the teaching of conflicting episodes and personalities of European history".

Can't this happen in India?

It can, but that pre-supposes honest practitioners of history and of education, not necessarily ones without opinions but people with a clarity of thought and articulation. Till India returns to that golden age of history teaching, Faleiro can keep screaming, Batra can keep screeching, Rajput can keep looking for HRD ministers to get close to - in the early s, he was Arjun Singh's trusted aide.

The official explanation for this According to Sikh tradition, the execution was due to the intrigues of some members of his family who disputed his succession Aurangzeb was annoyed because the Guru had converted a few Muslims to Sikhism For Aurangzeb, the execution of the Guru was only a law and order question.

But since most of the earliest teachers, up to the 15th one, were supposed to have been born in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, their historicity is extremely doubtful Satish Chandra. Published by:. The Council also intends to do away with history as a subject at that level and, instead, Satish Chandra, whose textbook on Medieval India is proposed to be From the page summary A few days after Prof.

It covers the period between the eighth century and seventeenth century.

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About the Author. A Textbook of Medieval Indian History studies aspects of the political history of medieval India and explores the socio-economic changes, By: Satish Chandra. Feb 23, This book explores the complex linkages between state, society, and culture in medieval and modern India.Hasan's historians were hardly democratic.

Sharma also assesses the transition periods from Ancient to Medieval and the changes that occurred as a result. Share with friends:. In contrast, the Hindu nationalist historiography disagreed with Marxist historiography and based Indian history in the antiquity with glories of Hindu civilization and culture. He went on to talk about how the Congress Government in Rajasthan had similarly "corrected" history books.

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The controversy centers around the charges of an attempted " saffronised " rewriting of Indian history i. This has now been undone. As Murli Manohar Joshi and S.

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