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Myth making in India: The story of Teachers’ Day

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  Amar Khade Teachers’ Day is celebrated across many Nations to pay respect and appreciate the works done by Teachers in shaping the next generation citizens. Different Nations celebrate Teachers’ Day in accordance with their local socio-politico-cultural setup. International Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5th October every year. Nearly 100 countries with Membership with UNESCO …

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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: The teacher who stole from his student’s thesis

1 Prof. Jadunath Sinha

  The famous case of literary piracy (plagiarism) against Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan for stealing from a student’s thesis Utpal Aich In January 1929, one Jadunath Sinha, then a little known young Lecturer of Philosophy in the Meerut College, having a brilliant academic track record, created a sensation in the literary world by accusing Dr. Radhakrishnan …

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The Strange Meaning of Teachers’ Day in India

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Ratnesh Katulkar Varnanam brahmano guru! Meaning: among all the varnas only the Brahmin can be appointed as a teacher. This dictum is followed in Indian society from time immemorial. But in contrast to this principle there has been frequent mention of a non-brahmin teacher called Shukracharya, the guru of the Rakshasas, in the Vedas and …