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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.

Citrāńgada

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. with a beautiful body; with beautiful limbs
  2. with decorated or bejeweled body/ limbs; with bejeweld arms
  3. the elder son of the Kuru King Śāntanu and Satyavatī (M. Bh.); a king of Kalińga (M. Bh.); a king of Daśārņa who was killed by Arjuna (M. Bh.); a gandharva (K.S.S.); (fem: citrāńgadā): the third wife of Arjuna who was the princess of Maņipura and the daughter of its king Citravāhana, and the mother of Babhruvāhana by Arjuna (M. Bh.).