California Hindu Textbook Controversy

A controversy in the US state of California concerning the portrayal of Hinduism in history textbooks began in 2005. Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu groups complained that their religions were incorrectly or negatively portrayed. The Texas based Vedic Foundation (VF) and the American Hindu Education Foundation (HEF) complained to California's Curriculum Commission, claiming that the coverage of ancient Indian history and Hinduism in sixth grade History and Social Sciences textbooks was biased against Hinduism, and demanding that the portrayal be revised according to their organizations' views of Hinduism and Indian history.

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