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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 Jit Majumdar

  1. sacrificer of goats.
  2. devotee of the Supreme.
  3. a king of the Purū dynasty who was the son of Hasti, the husband of Dhūminī, Nīlī, and Keśinī and the father of Ŗkşa, Duşyanta, Jahnu, Praja and Rūpiņa (M. Bh.); another lunar dynasty king who was the husband of Sudevā and the father of Sańvaraņa (M. Bh.); another name for Dhŗtarāşţra and Yudhişţhira (M. Bh.).