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Prejudice And Pride
School Histories of the Freedom Struggle in India and Pakistan. Though India and Pakistan have a common past, the story of the freedom struggle is recounted in their school textbooks in vastly differing ways. In Prejudice and Pride, Krishna Kumar explains how the history texts of both countries selectively narrate their histories for various ideological and cultural reason ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published 2002 by Penguin Books
(first published December 31st 2001)
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How are generations of students socialized into rival 'ideas' of India and Pakistan? This book both explains and lays down the tapestry of sources from where we can understand further. As an Indian, this book opens up the doors of my self-perception.