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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. 8 bindings; 8 snares
  2. in Tantrik philosophy, the eight qualities or states of being that bind or handicap a jīva (sentient being) and prevent one from realizing one’s true potential or essential nature which the one with Śiva (the Supreme Divine), namely: lust (kāma), anger (krodha), greed (lobha), delusion (moha), envy (īrşā), shame (lajjā), fear (bhaya) and disgust (ghŗņā) (T. Śāstra).

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