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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. eternal; permanent; constant; consistent;
  2. the Pole Star (Polaris), personified as the son of King Uttānapāda and Sunīti, and the grandson of the 1st Manu Svāyambhūva, who is regarded as one of the greatest and exemplary devotees of Lord Vişņu, and who attained the highest status in the heavens with Vişņu’s blessings after performing the severest penances; a son of king Nahuşa and brother of Yayāti (M. Bh.); one of the 8 vasus, who was the son of Dharma and Dhumrā (M. Bh.); a son of Vasudeva and Rohinī and brother of Balarāma (Bg. Pur.); a son of Ratinara (Vi. Pur.); the serpent holding the earth (Ttr. Ār.); another name for Brahmā, Vişņu, Śiva and the syllable Om.

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