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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.

Baladeva Vidyābhuṣaṇa

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Among the luminaries of the Bhakti Movement that energized the masses during the middle ages, the greatest perhaps, was Srīkṛṣṇa Caitanya (A.D. 1485-1533). He was more commonly known as Caitanya Mahāprabhu. His teachings gradually got metamorphosed into a system of philosophy, now well-known as the Acintya-bhedābheda school.

Baladeva Vidyābhuṣaṇa lived in the early 18th century. He was an important writer of this school. He was born in a village near Remuna in Orissa. He was a pupil of Vairāgi Pītāmbara Dāsa. Out of the 14 works attributed to him the Govinda- bhāsya, a commentary on the Brahmasutras, is most well-known. It has a sub-commentary called Sukśma, the author of which is unknown.


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