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Chapters On ‘Mughal Empire’ From Class 12 History Book, Removed By NCERT

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has made some changes in the syllabus of History, Civics and Hindi for class 12th. 

The chapter related to the Mughal Empire has been removed from the history book. 

Apart from this, it has been decided to remove some poems and paragraphs from the Hindi book.

As per the updated syllabus, the chapters related to the Mughal court (16th and 17th centuries) and rulers and their history have been removed from Themes of Indian History-Part II. 

Chapters like ‘US Hegemony in World Politics’ and ‘The Cold War Era’ have been removed from the Civic book.

Also, the ‘rise of mass movement’ and ‘era of one-party dominance’ have been dropped from the book on Politics in Independent India. In these, the nature of dominance of Congress, Socialist, Communist Party, Communist Party of India, Bharatiya Jana Sangh etc were taught.

NCERT has also made some changes in the syllabus of Hindi subject. Among these, Firaq Gorakhpuri’s Ghazal from the book Hindi Aaroh Part-2 and Suryakant Tripathi Nirala’s song Gaane Do Mujhe from Antara Part II have been removed. 

Apart from this, a work and truth by Vishnu Khare has also been removed.

The changes going to happen from the current session are not only limited to 12th class, but many chapters have been removed from 10th and 11th class books as well. 

Chapters like ‘Central Islamic Lands’, ‘Clash of Cultures’ and ‘The Industrial Revolution’ have been removed from the Class 11 book ‘Themes in World History’.

 Similarly, chapters like democracy and diversity, popular struggle and movement, challenges of democracy have been removed from the 10th book Democratic Politics-2.

This change will be applicable for all those schools and students across the country where NCERT books are part of the course. It also includes CBSE and Uttar Pradesh Board.

 According to NCERT, whatever changes have been made in the syllabus will be implemented from the current academic session i.e. 2023-24 itself.

Uttar Pradesh Board Secretary Divyakant Shukla has confirmed the new syllabus for classes 10, 11 and 12 and said that changes have been made in it. UP Board Syllabus 2023-24 will be released on the official website.

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