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  • Will India be renamed as ‘South Asia’ in California textbooks?

    It appears that California School textbooks have again landed in a controversy. A new petition launched by Professor Vamsee Juluri of Media Studies at the University of San Francisco states:“A small group of South Asia studies faculty recently asked the California Board of Education to change the History Social Science Frameworks so that the word “India” will be removed and replaced with “South Asia.” They believe that India did not exist before 1947 and want a stereotypical and concocted generalization like “South Asia” to be used for almost all discussions of Indian history before 1947.”
    If the suggested edits are indeed included in the California textbooks, then students including children from Indian Diaspora, will be studying only about ‘South Asia’ without any reference to India as a unique geographical and cultural entity with a rich past and heritage. In other words, Indian history and culture will be subsumed into a general category of ‘South Asia’, thus denying India its unique heritage.

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