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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

Caraṇadāsa literally means ‘the servant of God’s feet’.

Caraṇadāsa is the founder of the Caraṇadāsī sect that goes in his name. He lived in the 18th century. He was born at Dehara near Delhi. His guru was Sukhadevadāsa. He founded this sect when he was about 35 years of age and lived for about 78 years. The followers of this sect are generally found in:

  1. Delhi
  2. Haryana
  3. Western Uttar Pradesh
  4. Northern Rajasthan

He lived mostly in Alwar and taught devotion to Krṣna. The eleventh book of the Bhāgavata was the basic text for his teachings. He wrote several works on yoga and bhakti. Two of his distinguished disciples were women:

  1. Sahajobāī
  2. Dayābāī

His followers sing bhajans in honor of Kṛṣṇa.


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