When the BJP was voted into power in 2014, it was largely because it promised to fix the school books India’s children accept as ‘gospel truth’. In 2018 the previous Education Minister Prakash Javadekar boasted, “We have not rewritten a single chapter in the last four years.”
Since the time of Lord Macaulay’s education oppression, India’s education bureaucrats have been pushing a British maths curriculum. Yet my research has revealed India’s original concepts of ZERO were never understood in the Arabic world and so never made it to Europe!
So, whilst I am an Australian elementary mathematics historian, I was recently invited to give a lecture to the Indian Society for History of Mathematics. I urge Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and everyone within his Education Ministry to watch it and be informed.
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