Textbooks creating activists, rues ICSSR chief

B. B. Kumar says books are in bad shape with several lapses

Textbooks today are aimed at creating “activists” and not educating students, the newly-appointed chief of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Braj Bihari Kumar has said, terming universities like the JNU a “nurturing ground” for such activists.

Mr. Kumar, who took over as the head of the apex body for promoting research in social sciences last month, also believes that caste-based conflicts and intolerance are “fringe” phenomena and should not be seen as a reflection of Indian society as a whole...............Read more


Source: The Hindu

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