By Sarfaraz Alam
Author is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science,Department of Geography, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. firstname.lastname@example.org
Epistemically, geography is an inclusive subject. It encompasses the entire observable domain of the earth's surface, and is practised as part of science, social science, arts as well as technology in universities worldwide. Unfortunately in India, it is mainly taught as a social science discipline in schools.
Geography is an important school subject. However, considerable ambiguities persist in its exact position within academia. As an inclusive discipline, the content of geography is derived from various subjects in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. This is equally true about the geography syllabus in schools as well. As a result, geography is still dogged by questions of how the discipline is to be categorised; whether in the natural or the social sciences (Bhog et al., 2012). The subject, hence,...