UGC's history framework sidelines Kashmir, say scholars
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Hyderabad, July 20 -- The contentious status of Kashmir has been debated since times immemorial. The debate received new fervor post the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which earlier granted special status to Kashmir. While the neglect of Kashmir's history has been felt palpably by many Kashmiri students across India, the discussion on the same is reduced to select pockets and seldom reaches the mainstream.
The University Grants Commission's new curriculum framework for undergraduate programs in history has received enough flack for its attempts to saffronize and doctor history to suit a nation-building project. The criticism however seems to dip into (and stop at) how the framework is excessively Hindi/Hindu, how it...
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