In T.N. Textbook, Bharathiar Gets A Saffron Hue
The Hindu|June 04, 2019
In T.N. Textbook, Bharathiar Gets A Saffron Hue

A subconscious attempt to alter the poet’s image among students, says DMK

Dennis S. Jesudasan

An illustration depicting Tamil poet Subramania Bharati (Bharathiar) sporting a saffron turban — instead of his trademark white headgear — on the cover of the State Board class XII Tamil textbook has stirred up a controversy.

The General Tamil textbook was released by School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan in the presence of Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation Chairperson B. Valarmathi in Chennai.

‘Always white’


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June 04, 2019