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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.


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By Swami Harshananda

This is a well-known and popular treatise on the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika philosophy by Viśvanātha Nyāyapañcānana Bhaṭṭācārya (17th Century A. D.) who lived in Navadvipa (in Bengal).

The author himself has written a detailed commentary named Siddhāntamuktāvali. There are 168 verses in the anuṣṭubh meter. The work deals with the following topics:

  • Seven categories (Saptapadārthas)
  • Substances (Dravyas)
  • Methods of knowledge i.e., like direct perception or Pratyakṣa
  • Mind
  • Qualities or guṇas
  • Some details about inference or anumāna
  • Some other miscellaneous qualities.

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