Literati condemn removal of ‘Jamun Ka Ped’ from ICSE syllabus

  • | Friday | 8th November, 2019

A+ A-Rasia Nayeem HashmiHyderabad: The removal of the satirical story ‘Jamun Ka Ped’, (Black Plum Tree) penned by the noted Urdu and Hindi writer Krishan Chander, from the Hindi syllabus of Class X, has been strongly condemned by several literary figures in Hyderabad. Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) recently issued orders at a time when barely three months are left for the board examination. The decision was taken by the Board following an objection reportedly by “some officials of West Bengal”. Krishan Chander was a great writer. Another reason behind the removal of the story, she believed, could be because Krishan Chander was a Leftist.

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