POLITICAL SCIENCE

  • Tripura withdraws school book that tags BJP a communal party April 30, 2014

    Agartala: The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to withdraw the government school textbook in which the BJP was tagged as a 'communal party', an official said in Agartala on Wednesday. The Bengali medium political science book for Class XI, in its chapter titled 'India's party system' said one of...
  • Stick to the course and not to a college: Seema M Parhihar June 6, 2013

    Dr Seema M Parhihar, associate professor of Geography at Delhi University's Kirori Mal College joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on admissions in humanities stream. Q. Will 4 yr degree course in English, lead to a job? Asked by: yamini A. Yamini there will...
  • Vivekananda was the father of political Hinduism: Jyotirmaya Sharma March 18, 2013

    Author and Professor of Political Science, University of Hyderabad Jyotirmaya Sharma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his book 'Cosmic Love and Human Apathy'. Q. How much of Vivekananda's legacy is a result of how what is attributed to him has been strung together by those that came after...
  • Bhanu Pratap Mehta: Multitasker par excellence January 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Dr Pratap Bhanu Mehta is a man who wears many hats and juggles many roles. He has closely observed and written about Indian politics and education for more than twenty years now. On Sunday, Mehta won the Infosys Prize 2011 for Political Science & International Relations. Some time back, when...
  • Girls in Mayawati's village vie for a political career May 20, 2008

    Badalpur (Uttar Pradesh): Seventeenyearold Rashi Nagar does not have time to help her family with household chores for she is preparing for her political science exam a subject she chose for her Bacherlor degree. Someday, Rashi hopes to follow in the footsteps of her favourite icon, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister,...
  • Cong, BJP learn lesson from new pol science book June 28, 2007

    New Delhi: NCERT's new text book on Contemporary Indian History for Class 12 students will have some new chapters containing issues that are most sensitive and contentious in contemporary Indian politics like the Emergency, Gujarat riots and the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. The Gujarat riots during Narendra Modi's BJP government...
  • Textbooks uphold Govt's ideology? August 17, 2006

    New Delhi: In April 2007 when the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) introduces new books for its Class XII students, Political Science chapters would have changed. This time the books will be packed with lessons on contentious contemporary events like the Emergency, the 1984 Sikh riots, the...
  • NCERT bookmarks religious past August 16, 2006

    New Delhi: From the Emergency to Godhra riots, for the first time Political Science textbooks will tackle contentious modern issues. The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is preparing new textbooks for students on the basis of the National Curriculum Framework approved by the UPA Government last year. The...