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India - Teaching Empire

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Summary

With the British Empire being a Key Stage 3 history topic, this video looks at the other side of the coin by exploring how the subject is taught in India.

The programme focuses on two of India's elite private schools and one of its new rural academies. The students display a sophisticated understanding of the issues and they passionately debate the pros and cons of British rule.

We also look at the politics behind history teaching in India, and the controversy surrounding the publication of new thematic history textbooks, which are dominated by the influence of royal lineage.

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