As initiated by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, the NCERT class 9 History textbooks will soon no longer contain certain chapters related to caste conflict, which is being done as part of the curriculum rationalizing exercise, to reduce the burden on students.
The chapters which are getting deleted from the class 9 NCERT History textbook are:
- The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) official said, that the chapters which are being deleted include one on clothing and another on the way social movements influenced how we dressed.
- The official further said that the second chapter which is on the history of cricket in India and its connection to the politics of caste, region & community and the third chapter on the growth of capitalism, how colonialism altered the lives of peasants and farmers are being deleted.
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