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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 Swami Harshananda

Brahmarṣi literally means ‘knower of Brahman’.

A ṛṣi is the one who has known the truth (ṛṣ = to know) or attained the final goal (ṛṣ = to attain) of life. Out of the seven types of ṛṣis mentioned in the religious works, the brahmarṣi stands as the first or the highest in eminence. He has known or experienced Brahman, the Absolute & the Self of all. Such ṛṣis reach the other end of samsāra or transmigratory existence.

If the word ‘Brahman’ is interpreted as the Vedas, then the brahmarṣi is the one who has obtained a thorough knowledge of the Vedas. The sages classed among brahmarṣis are:

  1. Suka
  2. Sanaka
  3. Sanan-dana
  4. Vasiṣṭha


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