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Hindu nationalism creeping into Indian textbooks

An Indian girl in Mumbai holds a revised textbook containing an altered, pro-Hinduism version of the preamble to the constitution.

NEW DELHI -- Textbooks in India's primary and secondary schools are increasingly tilting to the right. Arbitrary revisions promoting Hindu nationalism are being made to textbooks in states under the influence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party. Critics say it is a sign that Hindu nationalists, a major support base for the party, are exerting greater influence.

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