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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 Swami Harshananda

Ekānainśā literally means ‘One who is without parts’.

Daughter of Nanda & Yaśodā[edit]

Ekānainśā is a folk goddess who is identified with Durgā. She was the daughter of Nanda and Yaśodā. She was exchanged for baby Kṛṣṇa. She escaped from the clutches of the tyrant Kansa and warned him of his approaching death and disappeared.

As Tribal Deity[edit]

She is also described as the tribal divinity of the Vṛṣṇi clan, of Kṛṣṇa-Vāsudeva. She is pictured as Subhadrā, the sister of Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa.

Iconographical Representation[edit]

Iconographical representations show her in the standing posture, with two arms, one resting on the loins and the other holding a lotus.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore