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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 Jit Majumdar

  1. holder of the staff
  2. holder/ disburser of justice or sentence
  3. the father of Gopā, the wife of Gautama Buddha, also referred to as Śākya Dandapāņi (B. Sāhitya); the son of Vibhīnara and father of Nimi (Bg. Pur.); the son of King Paundraka of Kāśi (P. Pur.); a leader of the gaņas of Śiva (Sk. Pur.).

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