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India Textbooks May Cut Gandhi Assassination

In India, the Hindu nationalist-led BJP government plans to rewrite school textbooks, leaving out the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi by a Hindu fanatic. Critics say the omission is one of a dozen examples of the government trying to recast the country's history in a more harmonious, Hindu-flavored light. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.

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Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.