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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

Kumārila Bhaṭṭa[1] was the senior contemporary of Śaṅkara.[2] He was a great scholar of Mīmānsā Darśana and struggled throughout his life to fight Buddhism and re-establish Vedic religion. He wrote an independent exposition on the Sābarabhāsya[3] in three parts. The Ślokavārttika is the first and deals with the philosophical portion of Śabara’s work as contained in the first chapter of the first book known as the Tarkapāda.


  1. He lived in 8th century A. D.
  2. He lived in A. D. 788-820.
  3. It means Śabara’s commentary on the Purvamīmānsā Sutras of Jaimini.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore