Karnataka ‘drops’ chapter on Tipu Sultan in Class 7

Bengaluru, July 28

Karnataka has dropped a chapter on Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan from the historical past textbook for Class 7 college students to cut back their syllabus, as reopening of faculties has been delayed on account of Covid disaster this tutorial 12 months, an official mentioned on Tuesday.

“The chapter on Tipu Sultan for Class 7 has been dropped to reduce the syllabus by 30 per cent for this academic year due to delay in reopening of schools due to no let-up in coronavirus spread,” Karnataka Text Book Society Director Madde Gowda instructed reporters right here.

The society, nonetheless, retained the chapter on the ‘Tiger of Mysore’ for Classes 6 and 10.

“As Class 7 students would have read Tipu in Class 6 and will read more on him again in Class 10, dropping it for them in this academic year will not be a loss to them,” asserted Gowda.

The society has uploaded the diminished syllabus for the state board colleges on the Department of State Education Research and Training (DSERT) web site for on-line courses and educating.

“The chapter on Tipu will, however, be taught to Class 7 students as part of the assignment and not as a separate lesson,” mentioned Gowda.

The eldest son of Sultan Hyder Ali, Tipu (1750-1799) was the king of then Mysore kingdom in southern India and died within the fourth Anglo-Mysore warfare in 1799 at Srirangapatna, about 20 km from Mysore, after a collection of battle victories towards the British.

The syllabus within the textbooks has been trimmed to regulate for the shortened tutorial 12 months.

Meanwhile, the opposition Congress protested towards the dropping of Tipu’s lesson for Class 7 college students and accused the BJP authorities of “playing communal politics” in training too.

An professional committee headed by famous author Baraguru Ramachandrappa suggested the state authorities in November 2019 towards dropping the content material on Tipu from historical past textbooks.

Chapter 5 on Tipu in Class 7 is a part of the historical past portion on the “Wodeyars of Mysuru”.

In Chapter four for Class 10 college students, Tipu is talked about together with Halagali Bedas, Kittur Rani Chenamma and Sangoli Rayanna as those that opposed and fought the British within the 18th century.

“We have not deleted study matter on Tipu or Hyder Ali. The changes were made by subject experts in whose work we do not meddle. They have changed it on priority, as the academic year has been reduced to 120 days from 220 working days,” Gowda added. IANS

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