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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. speaking or expressing through water
  2. issuing forth of water.
  3. an ancient fertility festival and observance of prehistoric origin in the Śākta tradition, (derived from the local names amthisua, amoti or ameti) centered around the Kāmarupa Kāmākhyā shrine in the state of Assam, occurring in the month of June, at the onset of monsoon, and lasting for four days, celebrated as the menstruation period of the Goddess as Nature or Mother Earth, when red-coloured groundwater seeps out from the vulva-shaped rock formation that is worshipped as the yoni (vulva) of the Mother Goddess in the said shrine; it is the biggest and most famous annual congregation of Śāktas in the Indian subcontinent, an the foremost celebration of the femininity, fertility, and motherhood of Nature.

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