Story of Rajput queen Padmini in MP school curriculum from next year: CM Chouhan

															MP textbooks at present mention queen Padmini in a chapter on the siege of Chittorgarh, but  from the next session, a separate chapter depicting her courage and valour will be included.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali film Padmavati, starring Deepika Padukone, has been facing protests across the country for allegedly distorting history.

The story of Rajput queen Padmini will be taught in Madhya Pradesh schools from next year, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday, two days after , Padmavati, that is facing protests by Hindu right-wing groups for allegedly distorting history.

Chauhan made the announcement in Ujjain during a function organised by the Rajput community to felicitate him for banning the movie in the state.

“People are unaware of the life history of maharani Padmavati. The young generation is being taught distorted history and there is a need to teach them about the great personality of Padmavati,” he said.

against the film saying “no one has a right to distort history”.

First Published: Nov 22, 2017 19:18 IST

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