Thursday, June 14, 2012

English textbooks get an Indian makeover

In the Deccan Chronicle, an article on English textbooks in India says:

Many schools have now replaced Aesop’s fables with Karadi Tales or Panchatantra Stories. Manasi Subramaniam, Commissioning Editor of Karadi Tales says, “We at Karadi Tales run a course curriculum for schools as a part of the English language course. I think it is a great move that Indian writing has been introduced in English textbooks. It’s high time our homegrown writers are given the right platform. However, we can’t get rid of what is tried and tested. A balanced curriculum is the need of the hour.”

Read the entire story here!