Press Release: New Chief Editor for Dialectical Spiritualism Book Project

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By Krishna Kirti Das
President The Sampraj√Īa Institute

New Chief Editor for Dialectical Spiritualism Book Project

The Sampraj√Īa Institute is honored to announce that Dr. Yvette Claire Rosser has assumed the role of chief editor for the Institute‚Äôs Dialectical Spiritualism book project, which will present a critique of Marxism from the point of view of the Vedic tradition. The book’s critiques will cover four areas: Pre-Marxist philosophy, Classical Marxism, 20th century Marxism, and Maoism. The book will also offer a fifth section that that presents practical alternatives to Marxism.

Why Marxism?

Marxism today is still one of the most influential philosophies on political-economy in the world today. Aside from countries that still directly follow some form of Marxism, which include China, Vietnam, Laos, North Korea, and Cuba, Marxism and related strains of thought still inspire millions around the world in terms of their political, economic, and cultural ambitions. Marxism‚Äôs influence in the Indian Subcontinent has been ascendant. Nepal, which endured a bloody Maoist insurgency from 1996 to 2006, saw its first elections after the insurgency with a parliamentary majority of legislators from Maoist parties. And in India, which has three states with Communist governments, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called India‚Äôs own Maoist insurgency ‚Äúthe single greatest threat to the country’s internal security.‚ÄĚ Indeed, in the last 10 years, 10,000 people in India have been killed by Maoist insurgents and 150,000 driven from their homes by the fighting. A sustained, Vedic critique Marxism is therefore an opportunity to bring greater peace and prosperity to the world.

Dialectical Spiritualism

The Dialectical Spiritualism book project is inspired by Srila Prabhupada’s own conversations about Western philosophy with his disciples. Although these discussions were not systematic in their coverage of any particular philosopher, they nevertheless underscored Srila Prabhupada’s desire to engage Western philosophy in a thoroughgoing, systematic way. This chief aim of this book is therefore to bring together scholars and other experts to offer this dharmic critique of Marxism.

Dr. Yvette Clare Rosser

Dr. Rosser has a Ph.D. from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation in 2003, titled Curricula as Destiny: Forging National Identities in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, compared secondary level social studies textbooks in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Several publications resulted from that study: The Islamization of Pakistani Social Studies Textbooks, RUPA, New Delhi, 2003; Indoctrinating Minds: Politics of Education in Bangladesh, RUPA, New Delhi, 2004.

Rosser’s Master‚Äôs thesis submitted to the UT Department of Asian Studies in 1997 is titled¬†Global Education: India in the U.S. Secondary Social Studies.¬†This analysis looked at the content about India in four decades of World History textbooks used in American high schools.

Rosser is¬†the cofounder of the International Day Without Violence.¬†And she is also co-founder of the G.M. Syed Memorial Committee,¬†whose objectives are to educate the international community about Syed‚Äôs message¬†of non-violence, secularism, democracy, and the right of Sindhis and other oppressed¬†peoples throughout the world to self-determination. She has also been active in promoting the legacy of Abdul Gaffar Khan, a¬†political and spiritual leader known for his non-violent¬†opposition to¬†colonial rule¬†in India. Rosser believes strongly that Badshah Khan‚Äôs lifelong commitment to peace and human dignity is an example that will have a transformative effect when his life’s story is made know in the Muslim world.

About the Project
For more information, please visit the project webpage at or contact Krishna Kirti Das at or Dr. Rosser at .

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