[INDOLOGY] California textbooks again!

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at aol.com
Sat Nov 11 03:22:56 UTC 2017

Here is a news update.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/controversial-us-textbooks-get-nod/article20109769.ece?homepage=true <http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/controversial-us-textbooks-get-nod/article20109769.ece?homepage=true> 


> On Nov 8, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Tyler Williams <tylerwwilliams at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Thank you, Palaniappan, for sharing this. I've been following news of the revisions, and in general they have reflected a very poor level of scholarship and writing in the textbooks in general-- not only in regard to characterizations of caste and ancient Hinduism, but also in regard to Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity, etc. In addition to pressure from interest groups, the consolidation of commercial interests in textbook publishing in the United States has led to a depressing state of affairs in which quality of materials suffers to market dynamics.
> Best,
> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 7:37 PM, Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info <mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:
> Dear Indologists,
> The following news item may be of interest to some.
> http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/dalits-plead-california-to-delay-nod-for-textbooks/article19998966.ece?homepage=true <http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/dalits-plead-california-to-delay-nod-for-textbooks/article19998966.ece?homepage=true> 
> Regards,
> Palaniappan
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