Pakistan minister defends history textbooks
The Islamic alliance Muthahida Majlis Amal (MMA) had objected to inclusion of the Ashok and Chandra Gupta Maurya period in history textbooks, whose curriculum is otherwise confined to Islamic periods and its rulers.
The chapters dealing with Hindu rulers were included “so that students have first-hand knowledge of history of the subcontinent,” Education Minister Mr Javed Ashraf Qazi said during a sitting of the National Asse-mbly Standing Comm-ittee here yesterday.
“The work done by Hindu rulers were part of history of the subcontinent. How can we omit it from the curriculum?” Mr Qazi was quoted as saying by The News. However, members of the MMA were not satisfied with Qazi’s remarks, even though a majority of the committee members agreed with the minister, the newspaper said.
comments powered by Disqus
- Earth Is In The Early Days Of A New Mass-Extinction Event, Researchers Warn
- Without World War I, what would literature look like today?
- The Secret to Early Jewish Success: Literacy
- Egypt’s Nasser is blamed for current problems by the regime
- ‘Google must not be left to censor history’ – Wikipedia founder
- Yale's Jay Winter sums up what we should remember about WW I
- Plagiarism scandals galore … but no consequences?
- Stephen Cohen was once considered a top Russia historian. Now he publishes odd defenses of Vladimir Putin, says critic
- Historian who calls bull&%$@ on July 4th parade causes controversy
- This is what motivated history students in high school and middle school can do!