Is Mamata trying to make Marx & Engels history in Bengal?
The committee, constituted after the Trinamool Congress came to power in May last year, will submit its recommendations to the government next week.
"We have decided to restructure the history syllabus for the students of Classes XI and XII. If one goes through the present history text books, she or he would feel there are only three countries in the world - India, England and Soviet Russia. But we have decided to present an unbiased and pluralistic history to the students," Avik Majumdar, head of the syllabus review committee, told IANS Friday.
"Thus in the recommendations, we have suggested to include movements of Latin America, history of Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka," Majumdar said.
Bangladeshi academician Rashiduddin Ahmed has called for the banning of the country's biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, saying that it represents the wrong face of Islam.
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