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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.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. born of fire
  2. a Prajāpati son of Brahmā and the founder of the Bhārgava clan or lineage of sages. He is considered to have been twice born – first from the skin of Brahmā and again form the sacrificial fire of Varuņa. In the first birth he was the husband of Khyāti and fathered Lakşmī, Dhātā, Vidhātā nand Kavi, and in the second was the husband of Pulomā and Bhūtā by whom he fathered the 11 Rudras, Bhūtā, Cyavana, Śuci, Śukra, Sāvana and Vajraśīrşa. He was a member of Brahmā’s assembly, and his lineage is credited with bringing fire to the earth (Ŗg Veda); one of the celestial Saptarşi or the Seven Sages (Hari. Purāņa); a son of Arthapati and uncle of the poet Bāņa.

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