Ramayana and Mahabharata are just "Old Stories"
Then on page 128 of the same book, the child is told that Ramayana and Mahabharata are just "old stories". And that these stories were written down around the same time, only 2000 years ago.
Also note that NCERT will not miss a chance to proclaim "women and shudras were not allowed to study Vedas".
Have we not found the submerged city of Dvarika? Have we not seen the images of the Ram-Setu taken via satellite?