Amravati university withdraws book that described ritual to conceive male child

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  • | Thursday | 14th September, 2017

While explaining Punswan - the second sacrament - the book reads, “ It was a ritual to conceive a male child. Dr Asaram Khade, the Maharashtra PCPNDT Act consultant, had sent a letter to the joint secretary, public health, government of India, regarding the supposed violation of the PCPNDT Act in the syllabus. It was a ritual to conceive a male child. A history textbook prescribed by Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, that came under fire for describing an ancient ritual to conceive a male child, has been removed from the curriculum. We hope that the state will now act against all such violations of PCPNDT Act in curricula,” said Borhade.

A history textbook prescribed by Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, that came under fire for describing an ancient ritual to conceive a male child, has been removed from the curriculum. Ajit Deshmukh, registrar of the university, said that the vice-chancellor took the decision to remove the book from the list of reference books provided in the syllabus.

The university issued a notification to announce this decision last month. HT had reported that the book in Marathi for first- year Bachelor of Arts (BA) students titled Bhartacha Itihas (Indian History), published by a Nagpur-based publisher, described the ritual in a chapter named Samajik Vikas (Social Development) that enlists 16 sacraments of life adopted under the Ashram system prevalent in ancient India.

While explaining Punswan - the second sacrament - the book reads, “ It was a ritual to conceive a male child.

It involved inserting powder of the stem of a Soma-like vegetable in the right nostril of the pregnant woman.

Some texts have mentioned the Banyan tree.” In another chapter titled Varnayavastha (caste-system), the book suggests that the caste system has been beneficial for the society.

It claims that the caste system has been instrumental in protecting “Hindu culture” from foreign invaders and has contributed to development of various skills.

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