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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. expert; skilled; efficient; capable; talented; fit
  2. fire; gold
  3. an aditya who is identified with Prajāpati (Ttr. Sańhitā); a prajāpati son of Brahmā, and the husband of Aśikini and Prasūti, the father of Satī who was the incarnation of the Divine Mother Śakti, who was killed by the attendants of Śiva, after his insults towards Śiva drove Satī towards self-immolation at Dakşa’a sacrificial ceremony. He fathered 24 daughters through Prasūti and 60 daughters through Aśikini who became the mothers of gods, titans, humans and animals (Vi. Pur.); the bull of Śiva (A. Kośa).

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