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Withdraw Class XII history book, panel tells Pb board

June 09, 2018 06:03 AM


Panel Finds Conceptual, Factual Errors


The six-member oversight committee constituted by the Punjab government to examine mistakes in the Class XII history textbook has recommended that the book be withdrawn. The experts met on Friday and told the Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) that they should continue with the old syllabus and distribute last year’s book among the students as the new one needed to be overhauled.

Sources said that the committee was unanimous in stating that the book cannot be taught in schools.

“The book contains many errors and needs to be withdrawn,” a member of the committee told TOI. “The recommendation has been conveyed to PSEB.”

“We know that the content in the previous books is also objectionable but at the moment nothing can be done as students need to be taught something. It is now the duty of the board and teachers to provide appropriate content to the students,” said a committee member who did not want to be identified.

The decision to continue with last year’s textbook was taken because two months of the current academic session have already lapsed and it would not be possible to incorporate the changes in a short span of time. The six-member committee headed by professor Kirpal Singh includes professor Prithipal Singh Kapoor, professor J S Grewal, professor Indu Banga, Inderjeet Singh Goggoi, and Balwant Singh Dhillon.

Wrong reference
Members of the oversight committee says that the textbook calls the life story of Guru Nanak as the Sikh holy scripture when the Guru Granth Sahib is the scripture. Also, the controversial ‘Dasam Granth’ has been referred to as scripture. There is a controversy in the Sikh community on whether the entire Dasam Granth was authored by Guru Gobind Singh or others contributed to it.

History textbook row: Members to table list of mistakes in next meeting

Another member said that there are conceptual, factual, and translation errors in the book. The members have been asked to prepare a detailed list of the mistakes, which will be tabled in the next meeting of the committee on June 21.

A major political controversy had erupted in early March when the Shiromani Akali Dal had alleged that the Punjab government had deliberately removed chapters on Sikh gurus from its Class XII history textbooks. The government had defended itself by stating that they had only distributed the chapters between Class XI and XII and that nothing had been deleted.

However, as the controversy persisted, the government decided to get experts involved to evaluate the book and suggest changes wherever necessary. Sources said that the revised book will be distributed in schools in the next academic session.

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