Many Twitter users expressed outrage at the callous assessment of a joint family.
Virender Sehwag, the former cricketer with a sizeable fan-following on social media because of his outspoken comments, used Twitter to call out a school textbook.
"Whosoever has finalized this curriculum hasn't done his homework! @PrakashJavdekar ji @PMOIndia sir if this is true kindly have a look!" said a tweet that sought to draw the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Education Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Though Mr Sehwag usually tweets on cricket or cricketers, this is not the first time he has ventured outside his subject and commented on something completely different.