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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.

Anandamaya kosha

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Anandamaya kosha (the bliss body) is the transcendental dimension of human personality existing in total absence of pleasure or pain. 'Ananda' has is a particular state where where there is awareness of neither pain nor pleasure. At that time, a total homogeneity is experienced, and this state of homogeneous awareness is known as anandamaya. Normally, when pain or pleasure is experienced, the the brain produces mental fluctuations. However, in anandamaya kosha, there is no experience. The instrument of experience of pain and pleasure has been totally transcended.


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