Colonial Discourse On India & Hinduism | Kundan Singh | Sankrant Sanu |American Schoolbooks On India


Colonialism isn’t about financial exploitation and exertion of political energy alone, it entails an incredible “transformation’ in social and cultural sphere by means of the method of producing literature on the colonized after which pumping that “data” into the consciousness of the colonized by means of the institution of establishments and universities. If one surveys the world over the literature on the colonized, one finds that misrepresentation and demonization of the colonized by the colonizer was the grasp notice. This served two ends: 1. Justification of the colonial rule in order that the bureaucratic equipment believed in its “civilizing mission.” 2. Consent of the colonized for seamless and exploitative governance.

Consequently, the colonial British have left an mental legacy by means of literature, universities and establishments which has not been sufficiently examined critically by mainstream academia—both in India or overseas. The insidious and nefarious colonial discourse on India and Hinduism continues even at present, albeit in politically appropriate methods, and will get replicated at numerous ranges in mainstream academia the world over. This speak will particularly give attention to the colonial legacy in American schoolbooks, making specific the explanation why the Indian American neighborhood has been clamouring for change.

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A former core school with Sofia College, Palo Alto, California, Kundan Singh, PhD is presently a core doctoral school with the Hindu College of America, Orlando, Florida the place he’s creating a brand new subject of research titled Postcolonial Hindu Research. He’s additionally the Vice President of the Cultural Integration Fellowship in San Francisco and Senior Fellow at Hindupedia, Cupertino, California. Writer of the Evolution of Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo, Sri Ramakrishna, and Swami Vivekananda and quite a few ebook chapters in edited books, and joint creator of Making Kids Hinduphobic, he has lectured extensively in San Francisco Bay Space and has many tutorial displays at worldwide and nationwide conferences to his identify.

In regards to the Speaker : Sankrant Sanu ji is an entrepreneur, author and researcher based mostly in Seattle and Gurgaon. His areas of curiosity embrace historical past, spiritual and cultural research, entrepreneurship and expertise. Sankrant has been actively concerned in writing, consulting and social tasks. His writings have appeared in numerous publications in India, USA and UK.

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