I went to Angrezi medium school as a child, run by missionaries. I was a victim of ICSE syllabus.
In ICSE, we would learn in detail about the beauty of Scottish landscape captured in Wordsworth's poetry. But nothing about India. (1/n)
In Classes 9 and 10, we had to study in detail Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, written in ancient, unintelligible English. But the worst part was that racist, anti-Semitic views in the play were fed to us without giving any context. (2/n)
Imagine a room full of kids, uncritically listening & repeating after the teacher that Jews are dogs & snakes. No attempt made to put the racist crap in historical context of Shakespeare's time
I guess hating Jews is one thing leftists & Xtian missionaries could agree on.