Sometime back, I wrote a post about the absence of Darwin in Indian science textbooks based on an editorial in Current Science by Prof. Balaram (which is getting some attention elsewhere in the blogopolis too).
Now, after seeing Abi’s wonderful and must-follow link to the NCERT textbooks for all classes from I to XII standards, Deep did a follow-up for me, and informs me in a mail that
… the Xth standard NCERT biology book does mention (actually, covers a decent amount of) evolution and Darwin (with his photograph as well:-)
which indeed is good news at some level. So, even if Darwin is missing in some texts for some classes, it is good to know that there are some boards which do a good job. Now, it just becomes a question of standardisation across different boards.