History textbooks have often been at the centre of controversies, having had to carry the incredible burden of inculcating patriotism in students. . . . The recent textbook revisions by the State Institute of Education Research and Training, Rajasthan, are the latest in a series of attempted ideological captures orchestrated by the powers that be. With one of the many such captures since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power two years ago.