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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. (with) a cut-off head; decapitated
  2. one of the ten Mahāvidyā goddesses and one of the primary deities of the Tāntrika tradition, also known as Vajravairocanī in the Buddhist school of Tantra, who is depicted as a beautiful young woman, with the complexion of the morning sun or the hibiscus flower, naked, bedecked with jewels and a garland of skulls, holding her head which she herself has cut off with the scimitar in her other hand, and feeding herself (her head) and her two companion yoginīs flanking her with three streams of blood that are gushing out from her neck, while she stands on the back of the supine body of Rati who is united with Kāma in the reverse sexual position with herself on top; thus symbolizes or personifying Primordial Nature herself, and her eternal cycle of life and death feeding each other in turn, where desire, sexual union, death and regeneration are all inseparable and necessary parts to complete the wholeness of existence, and where each of these flow seamlessly into another and each of these are necessary for the other to be possible and to carry on the whole of existence itself.

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