Collected this note from Facebook,
It is written by Rabindra Nath Roy,a Hindu Right Activist of Bangladesh.
This article shows inherent anti Hindu propaganda by Bangladeshi Govt. by the education system.
Dear Brother and Sisters-in faith,
Namashkar. Hope everyone is fine and doing well in your respective fields--- jobs and careers, study, research, business as well as family management. Hope you all have your New Year wishes fulfilled long before the end of 2010 and progress in every sphere continues.
I know you all are busy and have little time to read notes from a non-entity like me. So, I shall not take your invaluable time. It is a personal feeling-sharing note, so to say. Whenever, there is news of conversion, wherever there is humiliation of my faith, my heart bleeds. I just want to share such a feeling that came out of humiliation of my belovedgoddess Kali, my Mother,and the Hindu community in one of the textbooks distributed and published by the National Curriculum &Textbook Board of Bangladesh.
Please, read the Bangla transliteration of the humiliation before I give its interpretation in English:
2. udhritangshoti paro ebong nicher proshnogulor uttar dao:
khola mathe mamun o tar bandhu teer chhora khelchhilo. hotath mather ek prante kali mandire kalimurtir nake teer lege murtir nak bhenge jai. mandirer purohit ramesh e bishoye abhijog korle shalishi board mamunke kshama chaite bole ebong tar babake apor ekti kali murti toiri kore dite bole. a raay ramesh mene nay na. she oi kalir naker badole mamuner nak katte chay.
ka. kali muritr nak kibhabe bhenge jay?
kha. purohit ramesh ki dharoner lok chhilo--- barnona karo.
ga. uddhritangshatuku tomar pathito 'merchant of venice' galper kon dik theke sadrishyopurno---juktisaho uposthapon karo.
gha. udhritangsher purohit ramesh ebong tomar pathito 'merchant of venice' galper shylock charitrer tulonamulok alochona karo.
a translation of the text is given here:
read the excerpt and answer the questions that follow:
mamun and his friend were playing in an open field. suddenly the nose of the idol of kali is broken in a kali temple in one corner of the field. the shalishi board tells mamun to ask for forgiving him and make another idol for the broken one as the clergy of the temple ramesh brings the matter to it. ramesh does not accept it and demands mamun's nose for kali's.
a. how was the nose of kali idol broken?
b. what type of a man was ramesh---describe.
c. explain logically how the excerpt is symmetrical with the story 'merchant of venice'?
d. give an analogy between the character of ramesh and shyloc as read in 'merchant of venice'.
name of the book: anandapath
type of the book: rapid reader
published by: bangladesh government, nctb
compulsory for: class eight students
story name: merchant of venice
page no: 45
compiled and edited by:
professor fatema chowdhury
dr. sarkar abdul mannan
1. the proposition in the question is a humiliation of the goddess kali.
2. this question is directed at humulitating hindu students and hindus in general.
3. the question has been set with the dirty purpose of inducing communalism in young minds.
4. this question has been set to justify 'break idol' culture that exists in our country.
5. ramesh is representative of the hindus in bangladesh.
let me know how you view the matter, please, when an ex-communist gentleman is our in charge of our education ministry and the party running the government is said to be a secular one.
many of my friends have tried to persuade me into not talking of community issues the way i do. i do not want to stop. what do you say?
looking forward to hearing from you.
[ps: please, check out the photos of the book]