01 August 2014

Historians slam Dina Nath Batra's books

Historians slam Dina Nath Batra's books (Hindustan Times, 28 July 2014)

Leading Indian historians on Monday slammed former school teacher and activist Dina Nath Batra's books which have been recommended as secondary reading in Gujarat schools, saying they were nothing but works of “fantasy”. Academics say the 85-year-old Batra's books seeking to Indianise education are often factually incorrect. According to media reports, the books contain several moral and political prescriptions such as a proposal to redraw the map of India in line with the right-wing idea of an Akhand Bharat.

Related interest: Lessons on how ‘gau seva’ begets kids, why not to say ‘professor’ (The Indian Express, 28 July 2014)