HC finds reprehensible content in CBSE textbook

November 17, 2016, 3:46 pm


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is being ordered by Madras High Court to pass orders within three months on a representation of the process of removing alleged and offensive content in class IX social science textbook about the Nadar community. The high court got aware about the issue by the Advocates Forum for Social Justice. There was some wrong information was given in respect of evaluating the history of the Nadar community. The text book was published by National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The textbook mentions that the community hails from the ancient period in Kanyakumari district, which was the then Travancore Samasthanam. The petitioner submitted that Nadars had also held important portfolios in that administration. Many in the community had participated in the freedom struggle, undergone much suffering and sacrificed their lives for the nation’s independence, the forum added. The Nadar community had also played a major role in the business and economy of Tamil Nadu, the petitioner said.

This content is written under the chapter “Indian Colony Athikkam" (Transformation and Colonial India) the notice had been issued on September 14. It is mentioned that CBSE has to review the mistakes and correct it and republish the books.