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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.

Anāhata-cakra

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. the centre of non-deformity or purity
  2. in Tantrik yoga, the name of the fourth psychoenergetic centre of the body, from below, which is situated at the heart, and whose name derives from the nature/ quality of this centre as the level at/ from which the transcendental sound (anāhata-nāda) can be heard, which is associated with the air element, the sense of touch, the penis, the mantra yam, and the quality of swiftness.