India's new: Textbooks favor Hindu Nationalist themes

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_IND150101aa001.jpegNEW DELHI (RNS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s conservative Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in an unprecedented victory last summer, he appointed a little-known historian as chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research, a prestigious scholarly institute.

The appointment raised eyebrows.

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