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Issue: "Inside the wire," March 22, 2014

Revisionist history

Forgive Indian students if they’re confused about the basic facts of World War II. Because one popular Indian textbook has it all mixed up. An investigation by India’s NDTV network revealed that more than 50,000 Indian students are using an eighth-grade social studies textbook that claims Japan dropped an atomic bomb on the United States in 1945, and that global warming is caused by excess CO3 emissions (rather than CO2). The textbook, which according to NDTV contains at least 120 errors, is no better with Indian history. It claims Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in October 1948 when in reality he was killed in January of that year.


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