The government’s decision to open 22 colleges named after Deendayal Upadhyaya reinforces the RSS’s much-hyped role in last year’s state elections and has triggered a backlash.
Despite economic troubles, a questionable education system and a booming healthcare sector catering fabulously to its minuscule elite, it is religion that is on the tip of every politician’s tongue.
We no longer wish to define ourselves as a secular nation, and just like Pakistan, we too now seek national glory from re-writing our history books to cater to our religious prejudices.
The streets of Banda and Mahoba in Bundelkhand are being taken over by a new fashion fad.
The right-wing student group has demanded that students and teachers who staged Draupadi at the Central University of Haryana be arrested.
University authorities have denied having prior knowledge of the magazine’s launch and are scrutinising its content to remove ‘anti-national’ content.
The central government’s attempt at Sanskritisation tries to subjugate non-Hindi speakers and take the country back to pre-modern days.
Irani’s tenure will be remembered for it complete departure from a public-funded education system towards greater privatisation and saffronisation.
‘The BJP lacks the intellectual resources to offer an alternative view of Indian history that will meet even minimum disciplinary standards of historical research so is attempting to produce a new past by administrative fiat,’ says Gopinath Ravindran, former member secretary of the ICHR.
Critical thinking and analysis are mere branding tools in glossy brochures, while the goal of administering the university becomes one of producing homogenous robots.
Hyderabad: Amid charges that the Modi government is saffronising education, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu here today pitched for “Indianisation” of the country’s history and said these Indianised history lessons should be mandatorily taught to children. “If we forget our own civilisation and roots, our country cannot survive for […]