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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:22 PM

Indian state may drop Marx and Engels in schools

Source: BBC

The Indian state of West Bengal, ruled by a communist party for three decades until last year, may now drop the study of Marxism's founders.

The head of a committee revising the state's high school curriculum said an undue emphasis was placed on Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in history texts.

Avik Majumdar said 20th Century history, democratic movements and the Chinese revolution would be added.

The committee is to submit its recommendations next week.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-17636055

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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:24 PM

1. so they weren't teaching the democratic movement before this ?

or is this just the amount of emphasis placed on the subjects that will be changed ?

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