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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.


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By Jit Majumdar

  1. vessel; quiver; bowl; bucket; trough; chalice; pitcher
  2. repository
  3. the son of Bharadvāja, the husband of Kripī, and father of Aśvatthāmā, and also known as Droņācārya (Droņa the preceptor) who, though a brāmaņa, was a naturally talented expert in the art of weaponry, specially archery, and warfare, himself being the disciple of Paraśurāma. His foremost identity is that of the trainer, or guru of the Kaurava and Pāndava princes in their formative years in the art of warfare and weaponry, and who was the commander-in-chief of the Kaurava camp in the Bharata War, killing his former friend and latter bitter enemy King Drupada, and himself being killed on the 15th day of the war by Dhŗşţadyumna in an illegal and unethical manner (M. Bh.); one of the 8 vasus who was the husband of Abhimatī and the father of Harşa (Bg. Pur.) (fem: droņā): the daughter of Sińhahanu (Bu. Car.).

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