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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. lord of the parasol;
  2. the one who is adorned or marked by the royal parasol; one whose monarchy shelters the subjects like an umbrella or parasol.
  3. the title and epithet of Śivāji Raje Bhosle, (1630 – 1680 CE), a great military strategist, administrator and statesman who was the founder of the Hindu Maratha Empire in 1674 CE, the son of Shāhaji Bhosle and Jījā Bai, the husband of Soyarabai and the father of the succesor Śambhāji and Rājārām. He is noted for his excellent military skills and tactical warfare, and for his benevolent inclusive rule with democracy and justice, and equal and fair treatment to all irrespective of religion or fealty. (see: Śivāji).

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