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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. badly clad; poorly or distastefully clothed
  2. a famous asetic appearing in many of the purāņa texts, as well as in the epic literature, who was the son of Atri and Anasūyā, and who is ill-reputed as being of an extremely short-tempered, aggressive, rude, unpredictable; impateient and intolerant, who was extremely hard to please, of a rather sadistic and cruel naturein his dealings with ordinary innocent people, and who had the tendency to put a curse somebody at the slightest pretext, however minor the genuine or perceived offence might be.