Reflections of an intolerant teacher

Iyer, Prakash (2020) Reflections of an intolerant teacher. Teacher Plus. ISSN 0973-778

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I had this beautiful idea – celebrating diversity in our traditions. All students were nicely sharing something they did to celebrate their festivals. “We eat modaks on Ganesh chaturthi.” “We are poor but we always get new clothes on Id.” “I help my parents cook langar on festivals and some holidays.” “We share sweets with all our neighbours.” “My mother makes the most amazing dhansak.” “Our neighbours love the sheer khurma (seviyan kheer) my father makes.” “So you people eat vegetarian food also?” “Yeah yeah, and you people pray to stones na.”…

Item Type: Article
Authors: Iyer, Prakash
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Festivals, Teaching, Teacher, Education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Full Text Status: Public
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