26, Sep 2015
It was Dinanath Batra’s civil suit in 2014 that led to the pulping of American scholar Wendy Doniger’s book on Hinduism.
Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | Published:September 25, 2015 4:18 am
After Gujarat, the Haryana government is set to introduce school textbooks on ‘moral education’ authored by Dinanath Batra, convenor of the RSS-backed Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti.
Batra told The Indian Express that he has authored six textbooks, titled ‘Naitik Shiksha’, for classes VII to XII following a request from Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma.
All the textbooks start with the “Saraswati Vandana” — “a mantra recited for knowledge and wisdom” — and will have essays, couplets, stories and poems to instill “Indian values” and “nationalism” in students, he said.
“The Haryana Education Minister had called me about a month ago and asked me to do this. My work is almost done… This week, he informed me that the state SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) officials will collect the textbooks on September 28,” said Batra.