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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 expose the correspondence between textbooks and the colonial-racist discourse. This racist discourse 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.


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By Jit Majumdar

  1. of never-ending splendour; of boundless splendour.
  2. an epithet for the Buddha; a celestial (non-historical) Buddha who is a principle Buddha of the Mahāyāna tradition, whose abode is the spiritual realm called Sukhāvatī (B. Sāhitya); in Vajrayāna Buddhism, one of the five Dhyāni Buddhas who represents samjñā, or the aggregate of recognition and the awareness of individualities (B. Sāhitya).

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