गुजरात : संस्कृत की किताब में लिखा है, ”सीता का अपहरण रावण ने नहीं, राम ने किया था”

गुजरात : संस्कृत की किताब में लिखा है, ”सीता का अपहरण रावण ने नहीं, राम ने किया था”

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गुजरात बोर्ड की 12वीं कक्षा की संस्कृत की किताब में लिखा है कि सीता का अपहरण रावण ने नहीं, बल्कि राम ने किया था.

ये रिपोर्ट अंग्रेजी अख़बार टाइम्स ऑफ़ इंडिया में छपी है.

किताब के पेज नंबर- 106 पर लिखा है, “जब राम ने सीता का अपहरण कर लिया तो लक्ष्मण ने राम से कुछ बेहद मार्मिक बातें कहीं.”

गुजरात के बोर्ड ऑफ़ स्कूल टेक्सबुक्स के अध्यक्ष डॉ. नितिन पेठानी से जब इस बारे में पूछा गया तो उन्होंने कहा कि ऐसा अनुवाद की ग़लती की वजह से हो गया.

ये ग़लती संस्कृति के प्रसिद्ध कवि कालिदास की रचना ‘रघुवंशम्’ के अंश में हुई है.

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Gujarati textbook says Ram abducted Sita

According to a recent report, a Class 12 Sanskrit textbook of Gujarat Board claims that Sita was abducted by Ram. The blooper was noticed only in the English-medium textbooks while the while the Gujarati textbook are not subjected to such discrepancy. The blooper lies in the book titled ‘Introduction to Sanskrit Language’.

Conflicting with the Hindu mythology, according to which Sita was abducted by Ravana, a Class 12 Sanskrit textbook of Gujarat Board claims that Sita was abducted by Ram. The book says that in Hindu mythology epic, Ramayana, Ravana was not the abductor of Sita, but Lord Ram. Reports said that in a para, in the book, on page 106 reads, “Here the poet has brought out a beautiful picture of the character of Rama with his original thought and thinking. There is a very heart-touching description of the message conveyed by Laxman to Ram when Sita was abducted by Rama (sic).”

According to reports, the discrepancy is only subjected to English-medium students while the Gujarati textbook has got the right version of the paragraph on “Raghuvansham”, an epic by Sanskrit poet Kalidas. The blooper lies in the book titled ‘Introduction to Sanskrit Language’. A Sanskrit professor has condemned the Gujarat Board for the mistake, and said that Sita was abducted by Ravana is a well-known fact and Raghuvansham”, too, depicts the same.

The executive president of the Gujarat State Board of School Textbooks, Gandhinagar, first denied such blooper. However, he later admitted it and the mistake saying, “It’s a translation error”.

It might be some translation error, but in recent past, a few BJP leaders were seen making some controversial statements that do affect some beliefs. Recently, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Wednesday claimed that journalism started during Mahabharata. “It (journalism) started during Mahabharata,” he said while speaking at an event organised in Mathura to mark the ‘Hindi Journalism Day’. Thus errors like Ram abducted Sita are quite normal in our country where the leaders of eminent parties don’t take a moment to think before making any statement.