Chapters on Mughal removed from CBSE and UP Board history books, Netizens say “Taj Mahal was built by aliens”
For class 12 students in CBSE and UP Board, chapters on the Mughal Empire will no longer be covered in the history curriculum. The NCERT, the Center's and the state's top educational advisory agency, has changed the history curriculum and added chapters from the CBSE Class 12 mediaeval history textbooks "Kings and Chronicles" and "The Mughal Courts." The parts on the Mughals have been omitted from the new NCERT Class 12 history textbooks, which will be used in government schools in Uttar Pradesh.
Changes made in the syllabus of 11th and 12th
As a result, beginning with the academic year 2023–2024, kids will be taught using the UP Board and CBSE curricula, which excludes information about Mughal emperors and courts from class 12 history textbooks. The administration has also made it clear that no chapters have been removed from the textbook as of today; rather, in June 2022, NCERT eliminated the chapters on Mughal history, the Cold War, and American supremacy. It will be put into practise starting with this session.
Netizens react to the news
“This white marble structure in Agra appeared out of nowhere in 1653 AD.”— Advaid അദ്വൈത് (@Advaidism) April 4, 2023
- New NCERT Textbooks. pic.twitter.com/Jbr635pJFr
After removing chapters about the Mughals.— Narundar (@NarundarM) April 3, 2023
Indian media soon - "Alien ne Banaya Taj." pic.twitter.com/7FeSnClil4
Father: "Beta, what exam tomorrow?"— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 3, 2023
Son: "History, papa"
Father: "Ok, I hope you have revised properly."
Son: "No need papa. Government is doing that."#Mughals
After removing Mughals from textbooks, teaching History will be weird. Like, Rajputs fought a war with nobody and lost— Joy (@Joydas) April 3, 2023