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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. not to be fought against
  2. not a fighter
  3. the capital city of the ancient kingdom of Kośala, in modern day Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the River Sarayu, which is one of the holy cities and pilgrimage centres of the Hindus, on account of it being the birth place of Rāma and the capital city of his rule, which is praised in the ancient texts for its prosperity, beauty, religious and cultural momuments, and for being an impornat ancient trading centre
    • Toponyms for the sacred city include Awadh, Fyzabad, Oudh, Saketa, and Vinita