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In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences faced by Indian American children after exposure to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We demonstrate that there is an intimate connection—an almost exact correspondence—between James Mill’s colonial-racist discourse (Mill was the head of the British East India Company) and the current school textbook discourse. This racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces the same psychological impacts on Indian American children that racism typically causes: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon akin to racelessness, where children dissociate from the traditions and culture of their ancestors.

This book is the result of four years of rigorous research and academic peer-review, reflecting our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within academia.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Śaunaka has been mentioned as an author of a smṛti by the Manusmrti.[1] His work has not been traced till now. A work called Praṇavakalpa with a commentary of Hemādri[2] is known to have existed. Numerous works are attributed to Śaunaka. However, it is difficult to say whether they are by the same person. Some of these are:

  1. Arkavivahapaddhatv
  2. Ekadandisamnyāsavidhi
  3. Adbhutotpatti-śānti
  4. Jīvacchrāddhaprayoga
  5. Prayoga-pārijāta


  1. Manusmrti 3.16
  2. He lived in 13th century A. D.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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