Recently I read a chapter in Hindi language book of 7th standard in Gujarat Board. It was about Hazrat Ali.



This chapter reminded me Gujarati dictum નકલ ને અક્કલ નો હોય. I know this story is of Chanakya and writers have steal it directly from that story. Why I claim so? Let me put my logic.

First of all candles prepared from wax and wax came after discovery of crude oil. Otherwise there was no candle before it. Of course there were vegetable oil lamps. Original Chanakya story mentioned about using vegetable oil.

So, writers thought we adapt the Chanakya story and replace his name with Ali’s name and we can appease Muslims. But, in hurry to copy they forgot technical logic in it.