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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.

Ahalyābāi Holkar

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Ahalyābāi Holkar (A. D. 1735-1795)

Ahalyābāi Holkar (A. D. 1735-1795) was a queen of Indore. She is one of the few rulers of the medieval period, who did much for the protection of the religion and preservation of temples. She boldly took over the administration in 1765 A.D. after her husband died in battle and ruled with great efficiency till her demise.

She was responsible for the protection of the original Śivaliṅgas of Somanātha and Kāśī. She improved or renovated many temples in North India and also built rest-houses for pilgrims in the places of pilgrimage. The modern city of Indore owes its development during this time to her efforts.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore