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Yvette Rosser

Yvette Rosser

Dr. Yvette Claire Rosser, was given the name RamRani by her Guru Neem Karoli Baba. She is an American writer and scholar, who self-identifies as Hindu. Dr. Rosser has investigated the ubiquitous Indo-phobic bias that is found in secondary level social studies textbooks used in American classrooms. She had taught Westerners, especially teachers, the basics of Hinduism. See her research at: YvetteRosser.com Her Ph.D. dissertation, "Curriculum as Destiny: Forging National Identities in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh," is a study of the politics of history in South Asia. The book, "Islamization of Pakistani Social Studies Textbooks", (RUPA, New Delhi, 2003) grew out of her dissertation study. (See this review: http://ic-edu.blogspot.com/2009/03/book-review-islamisation-of-pakistani.html) Rosser is currently working on her next book titled, "The Politicisation of India's Historiography"

Academic Hinduphobia
Commentaries

Academic Hinduphobia

Yvette Rosser- August 27, 2020

The study of Hinduism in the West is currently undergoing a metamorphosis. Second and third generation Hindu-Americans, who since the 1960’s were educated in American ... Read More

What is ‘Dharma’? Creating the Dharma of Sustainable Educational Models
Archives, Indology

What is ‘Dharma’? Creating the Dharma of Sustainable Educational Models

Yvette Rosser- June 10, 2019

Though cloaked in alternative academic or pedagogic terminology, nonetheless the essential processes of Sustainability Education investigate how the Dharma maintains within the systems, how the ... Read More

Pragmatic Poets: John Dewey & Rabindranath Tagore
Archives, Commentary

Pragmatic Poets: John Dewey & Rabindranath Tagore

Yvette Rosser- February 19, 2018

Tagore's philosophy of education drew its original inspiration from the "forest schools" of the Vedic period in which a small number of students studied all ... Read More

Raja Rao Experienced “India as an Idea”
Archives, Blog

Raja Rao Experienced “India as an Idea”

Yvette Rosser- January 25, 2018

Raja Rao often spoke of Shakti power rising from the bedrock of the Subcontinent, a glow, or hum - emanating between Sindh and Bengal, south ... Read More

Myopic Pedagogy: Prejudicial Representations of India in U.S. Social Studies Classrooms
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Myopic Pedagogy: Prejudicial Representations of India in U.S. Social Studies Classrooms

Yvette Rosser- January 22, 2018

Hinduism is included among the “World's Five Great Religions” and yet paradoxically, Hindu beliefs and traditions are often represented as a localized collection of complex ... Read More

Pakistani Travelogue-II: Pakistani Perceptions of India
Archives, Commentary

Pakistani Travelogue-II: Pakistani Perceptions of India

Yvette Rosser- May 30, 2016

My personal interest in Pakistani perceptions of India created a mutual fascination. When Pakistanis heard that I had spent time in India, they inevitably asked ... Read More

Kargil and the Manufacturing of History –III
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Kargil and the Manufacturing of History –III

Yvette Rosser- May 19, 2016

Pakistan Studies textbooks are an active site for negatively representing India and othering the Subcontinent’s Hindu past. Read More