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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.


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Apavāda

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By Swami Harshananda

Apavāda literally means 'that which over-rules’.

In tarka or logic, this word stands for an exception to a general rule.

For instance, ahimsā or not to harm any living being is a general rule. But killing animals in a sacrifice is permitted as an apavāda or exception.

Apavāda also means an accusation. The word is used in Advaita Vedānta too.


References[edit]

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

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