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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

Citrāṅgadā was the daughter of the king Citravāhana (also known as Malayadhvaja). She was one of the wives of Arjuna, the great Pāṇḍava hero of the Mahābhārata and they had a son named Babhruvāhana who was equally heroic.

Babhruvāhana challenged and defeated Arjuna (killing him) during the expedition following Yudishtira's Aśvamedha sacrifice after the Mahabharata war. Neither Arjuna or Babhruvāhana recognized each other as they had spent all of their lives apart. Citrāṅgadā however, revived Arjuna with the help of Ulupī[1].


  1. Ulupī was a Nāgas princess and another wife of Arjuna
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore