Govt to drop ‘glorified’ content on Tipu Sultan from textbooks
However, the Primary and Secondary Education department decided not to remove the chapter on Tipu Sultan, as Committee cannot dismiss the history of Tipu fought against Britishers and he was killed in the fourth Anglo- Mysuru war. but some content about his ruling would be removed from the primary school textbook.
Bengaluru: The school textbook review committee has submitted its recommendation to the state government toning down the ‘glorified’ content on Tipu Sultan, ruler of erstwhile Mysuru.
Committee also recommended the inclusion of chapters on the Ahom dynasty that rules northeastern regions for 600 years and the Karkota dynasty of Kashmir Valley.
The committee headed by right-wing columnist Rohith Chkrathirtha submitted the recommendations to the government a few weeks back, government is contemplating issuing the former order based on the recommendations of the committee. The textbook review committee has suggested that, the chapter on Tipu Sultan can be retained without any glorification stating that he was the ‘tiger of Mysuru’ .
However, the Primary and Secondary Education department decided not to remove the chapter on Tipu Sultan, but some content about his ruling would be removed from the primary school textbook.
The state government has decided to look into the matter following the pressure from the BJP MLA Appachu Ranjan, he urged to drop Tipu content from the textbook. The government has constituted a committee headed by Rohith Chakrathirtha on September 8, 2021.
Government has yet to come out with order regarding the deletion of the Tipu Sultan portion from the textbook.
The panel has also suggested including the chapters on Dattatray Peeta in Chikmagaluru suggested to include in the textbook.
Meanwhile B.C. Nagesh, Karnataka Minister for Education, confirmed the report submitted by the school textbook review committee recently
Congress leader and former MLC Ramesh Babu had requested the Primary and Secondary Education Minister B.C. Nagesh to change Chakrathirtha. “The person appointed as chairperson for the textbook review committee is well known for his Hindutva ideology. Appointing him to review the textbooks will have adverse effects,” Mr. Babu made a request before the minister.