CBSE, ICSE textbook describes ‘modern girl’ as ‘self-centered’; this is how internet reacts

A CBSE, ICSE, ISC textbook for the Secondary and Higher Secondary School students defined the meaning of ‘modern girl’. As per the textbook, a ‘modern girl’ is too selfish to think about others and cares only about clothes and cosmetics. The book of essays called ‘Current School Essays and Letters’ is meant for 15-16-year-old school children and is written by Kolkata-based author Purabi Chakraborty.

As per the essay, “She is more a self-centered creature than a loving daughter or sympathetic sister. She is eager to enjoy life fully and so she does not want to miss any party, cinema show, concert, fashion parades and such outdoor activities. She talks and makes friends with boys freely and easily.”

The image of the book is shared by Kolkata based Abhik Hazara who noticed this in his cousin’s book. Not only this, the book also highlights the role of parents and other family members in modern girl’s upbringing. Meanwhile as soon as the image of this book hit the internet, many start commenting and expressing their disagreement.

See the social media reactions below:

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