A committee has been set up for conducting a holistic study of origin and evolution of Indian culture since 12,000 years before present and its interface with other cultures of the world, Prahlad Patel said.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Mr Patel said the 16-member committee will include KN Dikshit, Chairman, Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi, and former Joint Director General, Archaeological Survey of India, among others.
DMK women wing Leader Kanimozhi who represent Tuticorin Parliament , Daughter of Dravdian Leader M.Karunanidi has asked why no representation for women and no representation from Dravida states
Former Chief Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday demanded to know why the Union government had not included women or an expert in Dravidian culture in the committee tasked to study Indian culture for the past 12,000 years.
Formet CM of Karnataka Mr. Kumaraswamy also asked more sharply :
“Is it possible to conduct a fair and unbiased study of Karnataka’s culture and heritage without having Kannadiga representatives in the committee?
How can we think of studying the history and culture of the country by keeping South Indians out?”
How the expert committee to “study the culture of a country that worships women does not have place for any woman”.