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W(h)ither Karnataka?

Of late Karnataka has been in the news for unhealthy reasons. Controversies relating to the wearing of hijab by students have left a scar on the social landscape. This was followed by protests against the revision of school textbooks. The government did not handle either with skill. The opposition (read the Congress) also has failed to present to the public a vision for the state’s development.

The author acknowledges the help of P K Misra and G S Ganesh Prasad for comments and suggestions. The usual disclaimers apply.

Karnataka is in the news but for unsavoury reasons. It started a few months ago with an unseemly row over the use of hijab by Muslim school and college students in some parts of the state. This was followed by a spat over textbooks for school students, especially those relating to history and social studies. And this continues no matter that students in schools are left without textbooks. Only now, the government has agreed to add an erratum to the textbooks but there appear to be niggling problems with regard to ensuring that all students get hold of the corrigendum. Therefore, it is important to understand the backdrop to this episode.

Distorting History

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Updated On : 8th Aug, 2022
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