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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.

Anārya

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By Jit Majumdar

Anārya literally means ‘non-Ārya’.

  1. not noble, not refined.
  2. ignoble, not honourable.
  3. a term used in Sanskrit texts (almost always derogatory) to refer to the tribes, clans and societies outside the pale of the society that followed the Vedic tradition and culture and belonged to the Ārya, or Sanskrit speaking group.

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