Textbook Controversies and the Demand for a Past: The Public Lives of Indian History

08.07.2014, Vortrag, DHI London

This lecture is organised by the TRG Poverty and Education at the GHI London
Venue: German Historical Institute London

Start: 5.30 pm
The thriving public life of history in India is in inverse proportion to the dwindling interest in and development of academic history across India today. Recent debates and discussions about school textbooks allow us to return to the troubled relationship between these worlds of history writing, which will be critical to a meaningful response to the challenges faced by academic history, in schools and beyond.