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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

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  2. the third
  3. the third of the four cyclical epochs, ot yugas, that repeat each other in succession, and the duration of which is considered to be 2400 divine years, which is 864,000 earthly years, and is characterized by an equal balance of vice and virtue, and having an average human lifespan of 200 years as against predominance of virtue in the preceding Tretā yuga or the lack of any vice during the Satya Yuga. It is towards the closing end of this (the last occuring) epoch that the events narrated in the Mahābhārata epic is traditionally considered to have taken place.

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