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Colonial Discourse and the Suffering of Indian American Children is now published after academic peer-review and available through open access.

In this book, we analyze the psycho-social consequences that Indian American children face after they are exposed to the school textbook discourse on Hinduism and ancient India. We show that there is an intimate connection―an almost exact correspondence―between James Mill’s ( a prominent politician in Britain and head of the British East India Company) colonial-racist discourse and the current school-textbook discourse. Consequently, this archaic and racist discourse, camouflaged under the cover of political correctness, produces in the Indian American children the same psychological impact as racism is known to produce: shame, inferiority, embarrassment, identity confusion, assimilation, and a phenomenon similar to racelessness where the children dissociate from the tradition and culture of their ancestors

This book is an outcome of 4 years of rigorous research as a part of our ongoing commitment at Hindupedia to challenge the representation of Hindu Dharma within Academia.


From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. marked by gates or doorways
  2. having many gates or doors
  3. the city-state that was the capital of the Ānarta Kingdom, founded by Kŗşņa on the west coast off central India, on the Sindhu Sāgara (Arabian Sea) for the Yādava clans and tribes, after their flight from their original capital Mathurā of the Śurasena Kingdom, to protect themselves from the overwhelming military might of Jarāsandha, who became the arch-enemy of the Yadava people and specially of Kŗşņa upon the latter’s killing of Kańsa who was Jarāsandha’s son-in-law, and which was later submerged under the sea and at present the ruins of which are found underwater off the coast of the modern city of Dwarakā, in the district of Jamnagar in the westernmost point of the modern state of Gujarat.

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