The Heat: India History Controversy

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Is India trying to erase its Muslim past?

Street and city names are being changed. Now the Indian government is ordering revisions to school textbooks, scrubbing or minimizing references to Islamic rule in the country. 

Critics claim the changes help promote the Hindu nationalist vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Party. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Tushar Gupta is a Senior Editor at Swarajya magazine.
  • Asad Ashraf is a journalist and founder of the news website Karvaan. 
  • Chidanand Rajghatta is Foreign Editor and U.S Bureau Chief of the Times of India.
  • Sourabh Gupta is Senior Asia-Pacific policy specialist at the Institute for China-America Studies.