ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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What Is at Stake in Rewriting California School Textbooks?

For several months, the Instructional Quality Commission of California, which advises the State Board of Education on matters of curriculum and instruction in schools, has been overwhelmed by petitions and counter petitions from the South Asian diaspora. At the centre of this controversy is the way in which the Indian subcontinent's history, culture and people are represented in school textbooks. The controversy reflects an interesting anxiety of the caste Hindu diaspora surrounding its own identity as well as that around its history and culture.



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