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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.

Dharmapāla

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By Jit Majumdar


  1. protector/ keeper/ guardian of Dharma
  2. the 2nd ruler of the Pāla Dynasty of Bengal ( CE 770 – 810) and the son and successor of Gopāla, and the father and predecessor of Devapāla; a minister of King Daśaratha (A. Pur.).