Seven chapters in Kannada language textbooks of schools will be removed from the curriculum with immediate effect . The decision comes as a result of the withdrawal of several progressive writers from their consent to include their work in state-syllabus textbooks .
BENGALURU: According to Niranjan Kaggere, the Karnataka government has dropped seven chapters from the school curriculum for the current academic year.Lessons on Bhagat Singh, Dr Rajkumar, and excerpts from Dalit writer Devanur Mahadevas work are among the seven chapters dropped by the Karnataka government.Seven chapters in the Kannada language textbooks of schools will be removed from the curriculum with immediate effect, according to the state, and teachers were encouraged to skip teaching and evaluating these chapters.The decision comes as a result of the withdrawal of several progressive writers from their consent to include their work in state-syllabus textbooks.According to a circular published by the department of public instruction and available with the book, the Karnataka Textbook Society (KTBS) ordered the deleting of these chapters in the textbooks.These chapters were included in a variety of textbooks taught from Standard 1 to 10.The order was issued by KTBS managing director MP Madegowda after the government gave it permission, according to the KTBS managing director.For a variety of reasons, the authors of these seven chapters wrote to us, requesting that they withdraw their consent to use their manuscripts in textbooks. Teachers now need not teach these chapters to their students.They will also not be weighed in for any examination.According to Madegowda, the removal of these chapters would not negatively affect the content quality in any way.Edege bidda Akshara by Dalit writer Devanur Mahadeva, Bhagat Singh by writer G Ramakrishna, and poet Roopa Hassan's poem Ammanaguvudendare are among the deleted chapters. Mahadeva wrote to the government a few months ago, saying that my writings are not in the textbook.I am withdrawing my participation in the older textbooks.L Basavaraj, AN Murthy, P Lankesh, and Sara Abubakar's stories were in the archives, but they were dropped.This would mean they do not know anything about Karnataka's culture and traditions. Many of the more senior writers have withdrawn their readiness to include their poems in the textbooks.In addition, there was not even a single woman member of the work group.