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Judge Admits SBE Flaws, Upholds California Textbooks. Ashfaque Swapan, India West, Sep 7, 2006.

Judge Dismisses Hindus'  Claim of Bias in a 6th Grade Textbook. But He Calls Process of Approval for All School Texts Invalid. Charles Burress, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep 6, 2006.

Textbook Tempest in California: Who Speaks for Hinduism? Purnima Bose, Against The Current Magazine, May-June, 2006.

US Court Frustrates Hindutva Efforts to Gloss Over Indian History. Uttara Choudhury, DNA (Daily News & Analysis), May 01, 2006. Pdf version with picture.

US Indian Outfits Lose Battle to Rewrite History. The Asian Age, Apr 25, 2006

Dictating Sanitized History in the Classroom a Very Slippery Slope. Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee, Apr 24, 2006. Pdf version.

US Rejects 'Hindutva Lessons'. Percy Fernandez, The Times of India, Mar 20, 2006

Text Edits Skew Indian History. Jenny Allen, The Stanford Daily, Mar 15, 2006

After Letter, Prof. Gets Hate Email. Lulu Zhou, The Harvard Crimson, Mar 14, 2006.

California Textbook Issue Headed for Court Battle. Ashfaque Swapan, India West, Mar 10, 2006.

Hindu groups lose fight to change textbooks. But decision by State Board of Education is supported by some Hindu Americans. Charles Burress, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 10, 2006.

Vote on textbooks upsets some Hindus: Changes they sought rejected by Board. Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, Mar 09, 2006.

Panel Accepts Some Textbook Edits After Compromise. Ashfaque Swapan, India West, Mar 3, 2006.

Prof. Vinay Lal and Prof. Shiv Bajpai on Revisionist History in California Textbooks (audio, 20 min). Air Talk, KPCC 89.3 FM Los Angeles, Mar 1, 2006.

Creationism By Any Other Name... Romila Thapar, Michael Witzel. Outlook-India, Feb 28, 2006.

A Victory for Community Organizations. Friends of South Asia, Outlook-India, Feb 28, 2006.

Groups Seeking Textbook Revisions: Lessons on Life in Ancient India Stir Education Hearing.
Charles Burress, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 28, 2006.

Textbook Proposals Rankle Some Hindus.
Deepa Ranganathan, Sacramento Bee, Feb 28, 2006.

Panel Resists Textbook Changes. Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, Feb 28, 2006.

Lack of Perspective. Mollie Zeigler, GetReligion.org, Feb 28, 2006.
 
History Hungama - The California Textbook Debate. Raja Swamy and Sunaina Maira, Siliconeer Magazine, Feb 2006.

Scholars, Faithful Debate Textbooks' Portrayal of Hinduism. Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, Feb 18, 2006.

Religious Supremacy Under the Garb of Anti Racism. Ra Ravishankar, India West, Feb 2006.

Religious beliefs of small sectarian groups do not belong in history textbooks. Ela Dutt, News India-Times, Feb 17, 2006.

'Palpable Falsehoods' - Open Letter by Professor Vinay Lal to the California State Board of Education. Outlook-India, Feb 7, 2006.

Now, Multicultural Hindutva. Raju Rajagopal, Outlook-India, Feb 7, 2006.

Who Opposes Textbook Edits? Sanat Mohanty, TheSouthAsian.org, Feb 4, 2006.

Hindu Text Case: Legal Aid Sought. Suman Guha Mozumder, Rediff News,  Jan 30, 2006.

Revisionist History for California Textbooks - Whose History? Desicritics.org, Jan 28, 2006.

Hindutva Goes to School. Shalini Gera and Girish Agrawal, Tehelka.com, Jan 28, 2006.

Opponents of Hindu depictions want to re-write textbook history. Rachel McMurdie, The Milpitas Post, Jan 28, 2006

for that revisionism - Badmash.org, Issue 121, Jan 27, 2006.

Diversity in School Textbooks, Getting it Right. Lyanne Melendez, abc7 News (KGO-TV), Jan 27, 2006.

Religion in History Books: Who Should Control the Text? Jessica Snyder, AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers) Transcript, Jan 27, 2006.

Hindu history ignites brawl over textbooks. Deepa Ranganathan, Sacramento Bee, Jan 26, 2006.

Hindu Groups Seek Change in Calif. Texts. UPI (United Press International) Science Daily, Jan 26, 2006.

The Premise and The Promise of India - An Update on the CA Textbooks Controversy. Raju Rajagopal, Sulekha.com, Jan 25, 2006.
 

Defending the Faith. New Battleground in Textbook Wars: Religion in History Daniel Golden, The Wall Street Journal, Jan 25, 2006.

India History Spat Hits US. Scott Baldauf, Christian Science Monitor, Jan 24, 2006.

Yankee Hindutva: Indian "Jim Crow" in Victim Garb. Raja Swamy, Dissident Voice, Jan 19, 2006.

Re-written history raises intellectual temper in California. Meenakshi Ganjoo, Outlook-India, Jan 17, 2006.

Editions of Hinduism and Textbooks in California. TheSouthAsian.org, Jan 15, 2006.

The Hindutva Deluge in California. Kanupriya Vashisht, The Hindustan Times, Jan 11, 2006.

Vedic Creationism in America. Meera Nanda, Frontline Magazine, Jan 14-27, 2006.

A Saffron Assault Abroad. Nalini Taneja, Frontline Magazine, Jan 14-27, 2006.

Now, Hindu Nationalists Rewriting California Textbooks. Angana Chatterji, Dissident Voice, Jan 7, 2006.

"California Paadangalil Hindu Madham: Oru Charchai" [The Hindu Religion in California Textbooks: A Discussion] . M. Manivannan, Thendral Magazine, Jan 2006. [Note: The above page is in Tamil. It can be viewed in Internet Explorer only, and requires Murasu Anjal Font to view. To download this font, visit http://www.murasu.com/downloads/ ]

My California Vacation, Vijay Prashad, Counterpunch Magazine, Dec 31/Jan 1, 2005/6.

Interview with Michael Witzel, Rediff, Dec 30, 2005.

Christian Evangelism and Hindutva Revisionism (and CA Text Books) Raju Rajagopal, Sulekha. Dec 25, 2005.

California Textbooks Spark Hinduism Row, India Abroad, Dec 16, 2005.
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