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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.

Anandāśrama Mudranālaya

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Anandāśrama Mudranālaya

This is one of the few pioneer institutions that has dedicated itself to preserve and publish old books and manuscripts dealing with scriptures and other historical subjects.

It started at Pune in 1888 A.D. by M. C. Apte who dedicated all his wealth for this new institution. It is actively engaged in collecting, preserving old manuscripts and books and publishing them.

The building of the institution has a shrine dedicated to Śiva where religious programs are conducted. Apart from a guest-house there is also a hostel for boy students. So far, 188 books have been printed and 8000 Sanskrit manuscripts have been collected. The process of digitizing them to preserve them in CD’s is going on.


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