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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.

Anil Bhanot

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Anil Bhanot

Anil Bhanot OBE is the founding member of the Hindu Council UK and of the Council of Dharmic Faiths UK. He is a Chartered Accountant running his own practice in London since 1990 and for charitable activities he runs the Rita Trust.

He has consulted the UK government on various legislative issues, particularly those affecting the UK Hindu community and regularly represents in the Hindu community on policy matters