NCERT Textbooks

  • Ambedkar cartoon, 5 others removed from textbooks September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The latest batch of the NCERT textbooks is out, but this time, without six cartoons from four political textbooks. This comes after the Thorat committee's recommendation that 22 cartoons be removed from the textbooks. The cartoon of Ambedkar that sparked off protests in Parliament has been replaced with...
  • No logic behind the removal of some cartoons: NCERT chief July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversy over cartoons in text books threatens to escalate. After a committee set up by the HRD Ministry recommended the removal of 43 cartoons, which included those of Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, from the NCERT textbooks of classes 9-12, the chief of the national council has...
  • FTN: Is TN still over-sensitive about the anti-Hindi movement? June 12, 2012

    A cartoon in the Class 12 Political Science textbook in Tamil Nadu highlights the state's anti-Hindi agitations in 1938 and 1965. ...
  • TN: NCERT in anti-Hindi agitation cartoon row June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Just days after the Ambedkar cartoon created an uproar in Parliament, yet another cartoon in an NCERT textbook seems to have upset the politicians, this time in the south. A cartoon in the Class 12 Political Science textbook in Tamil Nadu highlights the state's anti-Hindi agitations in 1938...
  • TN: Cartoon on anti-Hindi agitation raises storm June 9, 2012

    Chennai: Just as the Ambedkar cartoon row was fading, a toon on the anti-Hindi agitation in Tamil Nadu in the 60s in a NCERT class XII text book has kicked up another controversy in the state with key UPA ally DMK demanding its removal and other parties joining the chorus. The...
  • J&K lady's Naval feat inspires kids June 19, 2007

    Jammu: The schoolchildren in Jammu and Kashmir have a familiar face in their textbooks now, that of Naval officer Waheeda Prism. The officer from Thanamandi village in Rajouri district created history by becoming the first woman in the country to lead an armed forces parade, a feat that has now...