Friday, December 29, 2006

Not proud of history lessons

Why do lessons on the history of the British Empire in India need to be revised to reflect the "mix of nationalities in England"?

Will students be taught that Britain banned Sati in India?

On 4 December 1829, the practice was formally banned in the Bengal Presidency lands, by the then governor, Lord William Bentinck. The ban was challenged in the courts, and the matter went to the Privy Council in London, but was upheld in 1832.

Will students be taught that Gandhi was educated at University College, London where he trained as a barrister?

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