NCERT drops chapters on caste conflict from class 9 history book

In 2016, the CBSE had issued a circular to all its affiliated schools informing them that the section 'Caste Conflict and Dress Change' was omitted from the curriculum.

Published: 19th March 2019 01:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2019 01:16 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Certain chapters on caste conflict will be removed from the NCERT history textbooks for class 9 as part of curriculum rationalisation exercise initiated by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to reduce burden on students.

"Of the chapters that are to be deleted include one on clothing and how social movements influenced how we dressed," the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) official said.

"The second chapter is on the history of cricket in India and its connection to the politics of caste, region and community while the third focuses on the growth of capitalism and how colonialism altered the lives of peasants and farmers," the official added.

In 2016, the CBSE had issued a circular to all its affiliated schools informing them that the section 'Caste Conflict and Dress Change' was omitted from the curriculum and no questions from this section should be asked in 2017.

However, this section remained part of the textbook until NCERT's curriculum rationalisation exercise was initiated under which the complete chapter was dropped.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp