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Afraid of maths PM's daughter did not opt for economics

kolkata Updated: Aug 29, 2009 20:53 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's daughter didn't take up economics as a career because she was scared of maths even as her renowned economist father was a bit unhappy.

"I didn't take up economics as a career because I was terrified of maths. Though my father was a bit unhappy, he didn't force me to take up economics," Prime Minister's daughter Upinder Singh said releasing her book in Kolkata on Saturday.

"It is very hard to be the daughter of a person who has a brilliant academic record as expectations remain high and you need to cope with that," she said, adding "I had economics, history and literature as my subjects".

Speaking about her book -- A History of Ancient and Medieval India -- Upinder said "History is more than mere facts and I have tried to make the book informative and interesting by adding lots of photographs, maps, charts, diagrams and line drawings".

"History is a thing about which views are constantly changing so teaching strategy should change and teachers should make history more interesting."

"I have also allowed room for students to think and form their own opinion," she said.

"History is not a place for political propaganda and one should abstain from it," she added.

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