Friday 09th December 2016,

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Fears India is Being Wiped out of History Books

posted by Randall

Don't erase India#DontEraseIndia is a new social media campaign rallying against an attempt to remove references to India and Hinduism in text books used in California public schools, reports ABC7 News.

The text book are used by sixth and seventh grade public school students in the state.

A group of South Asian scholars are proposing substituting the word India with South Asia.

“India is such a big country and they’re just generalizing it to South Asia,” one girl said.


 

Very selective negative campaign to remove India and Hinduism from CA Textbooks. #DontEraseIndia

— Sanjay Tripathi(@amodsanjay) April 6, 2016


 

 

Efforts to reach the scholars proposing the changes were unsuccessful.

A vote is scheduled for May on the proposed changes by the State Board of Education
 

 

 

 

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