NCERT revises history and civics textbooks, removes chapters based on Mughal Empire


The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has recently announced significant amendments to its curriculum, affecting many textbooks in Indian schools. The changes to be implemented from the current academic session of 2023-2024 include removal of chapters related to the Mughal Empire from the Class 12 history book as well as removal of other subjects from various textbooks.

these lessons were removed

According to the NCERT, the Class 12 History book ‘Themes of Indian History-Part 2’ now includes ‘Kings and Chronicles; The Mughal court (16th and 17th centuries)’ has been removed. Along with this, some poems and paragraphs will also be removed from Hindi textbooks. Besides this, the class 12 civics book has also been revised, and two chapters titled ‘American Hegemony in World Politics’ and ‘The Cold War Era’ have been removed from the book. Two chapters ‘Rise of Popular Movements’ and ‘Era of One Party Dominance’ have also been dropped from the Class 12 textbook ‘Indian Politics after Independence’.

Changes in textbooks of 10th and 11th also

Let us tell you that changes have also been made in the textbooks of 10th and 11th. Chapters on ‘Democracy and Diversity’, ‘Popular Struggles and Movements’ and ‘Challenges of Democracy’ have been removed from Class 10 book ‘Democratic Politics-2’. Chapters like ‘Central Islamic Lands’, ‘Clash of Cultures’ and ‘Industrial Revolution’ have been removed from the Class 11 textbook ‘Topics in World History’. NCERT officials have confirmed that the updated syllabus and textbooks are currently being implemented in various schools across the country.


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