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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Analysis of NCERT History books from Class 6-10 shows how Hindu history is erased and distorted

The problems with Bharat’s school curriculum, especially in social studies, are an open secret. Our history books have been secularised and manipulated so thoroughly that they distort the understanding of our civilisation and society, producing generation after generation of self-loathing, brainwashed Hindus.

Earlier, we have covered in-depth the distortions prevalent in ICSE board history textbooks for standard 6 – 8. We have also shown some examples of blatant anti-Hindu fabrications and Abrahamic indoctrination in the state-level curriculum of states like West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu respectively.

A recent twitter thread by @sukarma000 shows how NCERT history books for Class 6-10 simply erase vast periods of important Hindu history and distort a child’s understanding about Bharat. The same is reproduced below:

I did an amateur analysis of NCERT History books from Class 6-10 which is a common period before +2 of the school curriculum. Let’s see the results.

In the book of Class 6 – Our Pasts, in total 114 pages, there are total 11 chapters. In that entire book, there is barely one chapter on the Gupta Empire and 2 chapters on Ashoka and Buddhism.

The first two chapters are introduction and pre-historic India. Chapter 3 is about Indus valley, chapter 4 on vedas & early vedic age. Chapter 5 talkes about Mahajanapadas and Magadha. It is to be noted that this is 3000 years of history condensed into barely 35-40 pages. Chapter 6 and 7 is all about Buddha and Ashoka. So in the entire first book, there are maybe 5-6 pages on Guptas.

Now, lets talk about Class 7 – Our Pasts II, in total 138 pages, there are 10 chapters. The first chapter starts with Islamic history sources and definition of “hindustan”. Chapter 3 has five pages on tripartite, then Delhi Sultan.

So, in one chapter they finished pratihara-pala-rashtrakuta history and even in that they mentioned Mahmud of Ghazni. Chapter 3 is about  Delhi Sultan, Chapter 4 talks about Mughal empire. Till now, around 4000 years of Hindu history was wrapped up in 60 pages.

Chapter 6 is all about Mughal buildings and the whitewash of why temples were burnt. Chapter 7 is about tribal people; chapter 8 – bhakti movement (first chapter about Hindus in this book); chapter 9 – Shahjahan period art and Hindu art; chapter 10 – Mughal empire and crisis of 18th century. There may be total 25 pages on Hindus in this entire book.

In the book of Class 8–– Our Pasts III, there are total 128 pages covering 10 chapters. It straight up skips to East India Company. Chapter 1, 2 and 3 are all about British and Muslims; Chapter 4 – tribal; Chapter 5 – 1857 uprising; Chapter 6 – British textiles; Chapter 7 – British; Chapter 8 – Women and Caste System; Chapter 9 and 10 – Gandhian Satyagraha and independence.

I have one question that where is Vijayanagara Empire? It has 400 years of history but not one mention in the entire book?

In the book of Class 9 – India & Contemporary World – I, there are total 97 pages covering 5 chapters. “Our Pasts” series is over by Class 8. New series begins from Class 9 which is entirely based on foreign history.

Chapter 1- French Revolution; Chapter 2 – Russian Revolution; Chapter 3 – Nazism; Chapter 4- Society in General; Chapter 5- Pastoralists in Modern World. There is zero mention of Hindu history. So, Hindu history of more than 5000 years including Indus Valley Civilization was over in maximum 50-60 pages. The Golden Era of India of 300-900 years had total 5-10 pages maximum.

Finally, in Class 10 – India & Contemporary world – II, there are total 105 pages with 5 chapters. Again, there is no mention of Hindu history. Chapter 1- Nationalism in Europe; Chapter 2- Nationalism in India; Chapter 3, 4 and 5 deal with industrialization & printing press, globalization.

Now let’s see the tally. In over 5 books with total 582 pages covering 41 chapters, only 50 Pages were dedicated to Hindu History. Total chapters teaching Indus Valley Civilization– 1; Total chapters given to Vedic Era– 2; Total chapters given to Buddha and Ashoka– 2; Total chapters given to Guptas and Medieval Hindu– 4.

So lets say that total 6 chapters talk purely about Hindu History, 2 about Buddha and Ashoka (that also these people use for their narrative) and 1 to Indus Valley Civilization (cradle of civilization). There is absolutely no mention of Vijayanagara empire and Gupta Empire is finished in only 5-6 pages. This describes a terrible state of knowledge imparting.

There is not a single exclusive chapter on Maratha Empire or Shivaji Maharaj but just some passing 3-4 lines in some chapter. What kind of messed up secularists write these books?

(This article has been compiled from the tweet thread of @sukarma000)

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  1. […] Our Education system is deeply Hinduphobic. NCERT books leave no effort to denigrate Hindu dharma and praise other religions like Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity. Similar is the treatment meted out to Hindu Kings and dynasties. In our school books, each Mughal has a chapter on him, but dynasties like Cholas, Vijayanagar are finished in one chapter. Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas, Pallavas do not get even one chapter, despite ruling for centuries more than Mughals and ruling a much bigger area. Rajput states are mentioned only in context of Mughals. We have done a fantastic article on this issue, that you can read by clicking here. […]


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