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Mangaluru: University withdraws text book with story that justified illicit relationship


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, Jul 11: A short story depicting immorality, justifying that illicit relationship is normal was part of the text book for B Com students of Mangalore University. As the book created heated controversy, the university has withdrawn the book.

The story titled 'Maguvina Thande' (father of a child), written by Mattara Vittala Hegde was included in Kannada text book for B Com third semester. There were allegations that few lines in the story reflected that illicit relationship was normal. There were fears that the story might have adverse impact on the students and many people had demanded for the withdrawal of the book.

ABVP state vice- president Keshava Bangera who opposed the book had said that the story was published in a book titled 'Antarangada Kathe' in 1940. “What is the purpose of including the story in the present text book?” he had asked.

"The story states that extramarital affairs should be the subject to debate with changing times. What is the purpose of including such story it in the degree course?” Keshava Bangera had asked opposing the book.

As the story was being widely discussed in social media, the university woke up and withdrew the book.

The registrar of the university, in a news release, stated that the book has been withdrawn.

 

 


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  • hussain, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    we are innocent

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    University and such text books and now withdrawing is not normal.why doesnt books before giving out not tested?Nobody had read?simply givingout without approval?That can only in India possible .No education comittee for university books.?can imagine what students learn there or not learn.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    university lecturers themselves wont read the book before being implemented as textbook and want students to pass the exams studying it....!!!!????

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  • P. K., Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Or instead, the lecturer could start a discussion on the meaning of relationships, why one is tempted to engage in illicit relationships, which could actually lead to learn about important life lessons.

    No, but some idiot thinks banning it IS the way!

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    B.COM AND STORY ?????????? ANY THING MAY HAPPEN...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    I wonder which Feku introduced Illicit relationship in B'Com Syllabus ...

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  • sk, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Fake Gandhi chelas?

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Registrar wanted to impress the present CM and ask students to follow CM in this regard

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