Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar wrote a letter to the NCERT and said they were embarrassed to be associated with the present Political Science textbooks.
Yogendra Yadav and Suhas Palshikar whose names were mentioned in the NCERT textbooks of Political Science as chief advisors wrote to the NCERT authorities urging to drop their names as the textbooks, they said, were “mutilated beyond recognition”. “We feel embarrassed that our names should be mentioned as chief advisors to these mutilated and academically dysfunctional textbooks. We wish to explicitly record our full disagreement with the entire process of re-shaping the text in the name of rationalisation,” the joint letter written by Yogendra Yadav and Suhas read.
“Both of us would like to dissociate ourselves from these textbooks,” they said requesting the NCERY to drop their names from the Political Science books of classes 9 to 12.
“These textbooks as they stand now do not serve the purpose of training students of political science both the principles of politics and the broad pattern of political dynamics that have occurred over time,” the letter read.
The dup said that they were never consulted for the changes. “If NCERT did consult other experts for deciding on these cuts and deletions, we explicitly state that we fully disagree with them in this regard,” the letter read.
These deletions are mostly indiscriminate, academically indefensible and defeating the logic of the original text books.
— suhas palshikar (@PalshikarSuhas) June 9, 2023