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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. stage, platform.
  2. theatre.
  3. the son of Śaryāti and the grandson of the Manu Vaivasvata[1] and son of Saryāti. Brother of Sukanyā, the paragon of wifely virtues and wife of the sage Cyavana. He is said to have built the fortress at the city Kuśasthalī which was later chosen by Kṛṣṇa as his capital under the new name Dvārakā. Vedārtha, a reputed scholar studied under him. The country ruled by Ānarta was also called by the same name.


  1. The modern state of Gujarat was named after Manu Vaivasvata
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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