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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.

Dakşiņākālikā

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. Kāli of the rightward movement; south facing Kāli
  2. the Kāli who endows; the auspicious Kāli
  3. the foremost of all forms of Kāli, and the primary deity of the Kālikula stream of the Śākta or Tāntrika tradition, and the most commonly seen and widely worshipped form of Kāli. She is described as “dakşinā”, since her image is always established as facing southwards, and since her right leg is extended and rests on her right foot while her left leg is on its knee in her half-kneeling “straddling” upon the supine image of Śiva in the reverse sexual (vīparita rati) position, or her right leg is forwarded on Śiva’s chest if she is depicted in the more common standing position – thus representing the manifesting or evoluting (“outwardly flowing” or “endowing”) aspect of the Primordial Energy towards creation.

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