Thursday, September 07, 2006

California schools maligning Hinduism and brain-washing kids with illegal anti-Hindu textbooks

Indian Leftists have maligned Hinduism in their anti-Hindu NCERT textbooks for several decades now. Anti-Hindu elements in the US are doing the same, so blatantly thay their anti-Hindu textbooks have been ruled illegal by American courts themselves.

Rediff reports:

Is Hinduism being correctly depicted in the US?
September 05, 2006

Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world. The vastness of the religion adds to the desire to learn more about it. However, there have been instances when Hinduism has been presented in a distorted manner, sometimes intentionally or otherwise out of ignorance.

For instance in the United States, sixth grade textbooks, which presented the debunked Aryan migration theory as fact, misrepresented caste as central to Hinduism and left the impression that Hinduism devalued the role of women, were approved despite having been reviewed.

Though Hindu American Foundation won a lawsuit in California on Monday against the State Board of Education in this regard, justice seemed to be delivered incomplete.

California Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette ruled that the textbook adoption process was 'flawed' and 'illegal,' but withheld an opinion on the violation of the Open Meeting Act, deciding that since the entire process was already 'invalid,' a specific ruling will be redundant.

Marlette also ruled that the "relief" claimed by HAF would be disruptive not only to those affected sixth graders, but every California public school student using any and every textbook adopted under the SBE's unlawful policies.

Do children need to learn such kind of distorted facts? Is Hinduism being correctly depicted in the US?


At 9:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen some good and (open minded) books being followed in Unic of Cal Berkeley.

The Californian books have admitted that they have flaws and the western world cares a lot about logical derivation. Don't sweat too much over it.

We need to purge in-country or native leftists mind first. Then we can research and convince westerners.

At 11:10 pm, Blogger Harsh Vardhan said...

Yes, you are right. The US legal framework is quite a bit more open-minded than the anti-Hindu Leftists who rule India.

Let us see what happens there. The Hindu American Foundation has faced quite a bit of opposition from "liberal Hindus" (anti-Hindu Leftists of Indian origin in USA).

It is not clear whether Justice and Truth will win, or the powerful anti-Hindu lobby will succeed in continuing to suppress the Truth as it has done in the past.

Jai Hind,

At 12:47 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reply. In my previous post I wanted to say that there are both kind of books in the western world: some open minded which have exposed Sanskrit books as they are; and some leftists who put their own interpretations.

I am working hard to popularize the essence of hinduism and the rich culture it has.

Don't worry, we will win. Just keep working incessantly. when I am of age 40, I expect to see good results.

Am the same anonymous as before.

At 1:18 pm, Blogger Harsh Vardhan said...

Thanks for your comment !



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