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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. pertaining to the sky/ space/ ether
  2. sky-clad; living in space; moving in space; one who traverses the sky
  3. a class of Tāntrika deities who are embodiments of enlightened feminine empowerment and female energy, and who are depicted as walking or flying in space; and who may act as inspiration, initiators and guides for practitioners to advance in their yogic practices; a human (female) guru who has reached the highest level of spiritual capacity and powers, who are realized beings and act as spiritual partners of consorts of equally realized and capable yogis, and who act as sources of wisdom and realization and also as protectors of spiritual disciplines, teachings, treatises and traditions.

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