There’s a new case of religion making its way into public schools, where fiction is taught as fact and mythical beliefs override what academic scholars say.
Except this case has nothing to do with Christianity or Creationism. It takes place in India, where 42,000 schools across the western state of Gujarat have some new compulsory reading material.
The 125-page book, Tejomay Bharat,… was recently mandated as supplementary reading by the Gujarat government for all government primary and secondary schools.
Published by the Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB), the book seeks to teach children “facts” about history, science, geography, religion and other “basics”.